About Us

The idea for a Dereham Men’s Shed was born on 13th December 2017 and following a public meeting it was decided that Dereham should join other communities in the UK and abroad in having its own Men's Shed.  Early in 2018 the group started meeting socially at Dereham Baptist Church. A committee was formed to find suitable premises and put together the constitution. Suitable premises were found in May 2018 and over the following weeks the group started meeting on site. At the time of writing Mem...
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What is a Men’s Shed?

Men’s Sheds are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders as we call them) want them to be. Although labelled sheds, they often a...
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Activities

What do we get up to? Dereham Men's Shed is a place where individuals can bring along and share their hobbies, crafts, and skills with other like minded 'shedders'. Being quite a young group we are still finding our place in the community but we are delighted to have already constructed some planters and we have a stack of old pallets to use as our raw material. Over the forthcoming months we hope you will be able to hear the sounds of cutting, hammering, painting, polishing, carving, deco...
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