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Planning for autumn events

In mid-August the two social prescribers from Westongrove Health Centre visited the Shed to talk about co-operation. Social prescribers introduce patients with non-medical needs (such as isolation and loneliness) to local organisations where they can join in and meet people – which is exactly what the Men’s Shed movement was set up to do.

Coming next

The next Open Shed meeting will be on Monday 18 September at 19:00, at the shed.

The Shed’s fund-raising Quiz will be on Friday 13 October, at the Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, HP22 6HF. The time is 19:00 for a 19:30 start. Tickets will be £10 on the door. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Bucks Healthcare will be coming to the October Open Shed meeting (Monday 16 October) to talk about men’s health issues. You can probably guess which ones. As the nights will be drawing in, this meeting will be at the Christian Centre on Aylesbury Road (HP22 6JG).

There’s been talk among model steam enthusiasts about having a live steam “bring and run” day in future. The impressive beast at left was built by Dave Walls, but others will have slightly humbler Mamods or Willescos. Anyone interested can talk to Simon Eccles by WhatsApp message on 07850 575148., or go on the new WhatsApp Mechanics group for talking about this sort of thing.

Other ideas have been for special interest meetings on subjects that don’t easily fit in the exposed environments of the stable and Outdoor Space. These could be held in hired spaces, such as St Anne’s Hall. Ideas proposed so far have concerned electronics (eg Raspberry Pi or Arduino-driven projects), mechanical gadgets (such as model steam engines) and robotics. If anyone is interested in talking about it, or has their own ideas, get in touch with Simon Eccles or Dave Walls via the Wendover Shed Website or the Shed’s WhatsApp Electronics group.

WhatsApp discussion groups

The various Wendover Shed WhatsApp discussion groups have been reorganised a bit to reflect members' ideas as they evolve. The Electrics(onics) group is renamed Gadgets to cover electronics (such as RaspberryPi, Arduino and related stuff), plus 3D printing, robotics, etc. There's a new Mechanics group for those interested in vehicles and other mechanical projects, machinery, and the like. This can include model engineering such as steam engines (see above).


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