January - April 2021
With the country in "lockdown" the 'Shed' continued vis "Zoom" type calls and members working on individual projects in their own sheds and garages and the weekly 'Pub Quiz' posted on the website. During Lockdown we actually published a total of 30 'Pub Quizs'
18th March - New Milton Men's Shed application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation was approved Our Registered Charity Number is 1193367
19th April - The 'Shed' re-opened for business and we still had to follow the Covid Guidlines, but it felt great to be meeting up again but we had to wait until 21st May before we could meet again for the Friday 'Social' at New Milton Football Club
During the second half of the year, the members worked hard to create items to be sold at the New Milton Lions Christmas Festival due to Storm Arwen and so we then managed to get stalls on the New Milton Market and sold most of what we had made
2021 Social Activities & Trips
We had our 1st post Covid luncheon at the New Milton Football Club. Unfortunately, our speaker was unable to attend as so our Chairman, Adrian, treated us to a documentary "The Secret Spitfire".
20th August - We held our 2nd BBQ at New Milton Football Club and invited several local dignitaries as a sign of our appreciation for their support, hard work and drive in helping us to achieve our goal of
setting up a permanent 'Shed'
Cllr. Alan O'Sullivan (NFDC planning)
Mayor Cllr. Keith Craze
Cllr. Madalaine Craze.
Chairman, Cllr Melville Kendal
Unfortunately, we didn't get a photo of Cllr. Fran Carpenter, who
also attended and has been a keen and active supporter.
Our three most senior members, Arthur, Percy and
Harry, laid a wreath on behalf of the
New Milton Men's Shed at the War Memorial
Our 2nd Christmas Dinner and Dance for members and their partners rounded off a good come back 6 months after Covid. New Milton Football Club provided great food and excellent service. Complete with music from the superb 'Empty Frets'
2021 Shed Projects
The Shed's contribution to Milford's Village Green Nativity Scene. The Three Wise Men, cut and assembled at our 'Shed' and beautifully painted by local artist Gillian Key. It was also nice to see that the Mary and Joseph items from last year were also in use again
Whilst Storm Arwen caused the Lions Christmas Fayre to be cancelled, our 'Shedders' weren't to be put off as we had made lots of Christmas items and presents to sell to help raise funds for our new workshop. So we joined the New Milton Market