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May 2024 Newsletter Part Two

By Secretary Waterlooville Men's Shed

Saturday, 27 April 2024


Waterlooville Men's Shed Contributor


3. We have a couple of longer-term dates for your diaries, which we would hope you are able to support given enough notice. The first is the Waterlooville Summer Fete Sunday 23rd June. We have been given a pitch for two gazebos free. This will enable us to promote WMS and an opportunity to display some of the projects we have undertaken. Am sure we can also muster some tools for donations also. Watch the noticeboard for details. The second is a joint evening with Berewood Women’s Institute at their venue. The date will be 16th October commencing at 1930. Last time we made up kits for their members to put together. Again we will be looking for members to join in. We usually take an assortment of tools and Workmates ® to set up to enable the members to work on their projects. We have yet to decide on what they can make however, again watch the noticeboard and emails for further details.

4. Free to collect, an exterior door and frame with key and fixings, size measurements:- Frame width 84.5cm length 2006cm Door width 76cm length 198cm Contact Dave Allport if interested. It is a substantial twin glass framed door, making it quite heavy to move.

5. Our expertise with projects for the community continues. We received a nice email from The Barn Pre-School via Pete Sanders

“Dear all thank you for the bird table, we had to refill it 3 times this afternoon. The nesting Robins love it.” Well done Pete and David Sy !

6. We have become a ‘global phenomenon’. I received a voice mail communications from a lady who lives in British Columbia Canada recently and she said she reads the newsletters via our website. Which is great. So if you are reading this months, I hope you enjoy reading what our menfolk are up to at Waterlooville Men’s Shed here in England.

5. Sorry this is a shorter newsletter than normal as I have not been able to call in and catch up on any news stories for a while. Don’t forget keep the articles coming though by email though. This is our newsletter where we can share our experiences and stories.

May diary of events dates:-

WMS Committee Meeting 1030 Friday 3rd May 2024

WMS Monthly BBQ 1200 Friday 3rd May 2024

May Newsletter Quiz

1.What river runs through Bath?

2. Name the British Tour De France winning cyclist famous for his sideburns

3. Name Britain’s most easterly settlement

4. What is the nickname of Everton FC?

5. What is the official animal of Scotland?

6. What was the first animal to be cloned?

7. What is the difference between cottage pie and shepherds pie?

8. What is Aberdeen’s most famous nickname?

9. Which two cities have an archbishop?

10. What are sausages wrapped in bacon commonly known as?

April Newsletter Quiz Answers

1. What is the point’s value of the blue ball in snooker?

A. 5 points.

2.”You’re going to need a bigger boat” is a line spoken by which actor in the 1970’s film Jaws?

A. Martin Brody

3. What is the chemical formula for water?

A. H2O.

4. What is the common name for the larva of a housefly?

A. Maggot

5. What band was Harry Styles in before his solo career?

A. One Direction

6. EastEnders began broadcasting on BBC One in which year?

A. 1985

7. A screwdriver cocktail is orange juice, ice and which spirit?

A. Vodka

8. What was legendary comedy actor Oliver Hardy's real first name at birth?

A. Norvell

9. How many keys are there on a piano?

A. 88

10. What part of a plant conducts photosynthesis?

A. The leaf

And finally:- You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again!

Take care folks!

Dave (WMS Secretary)

Contact Information


Registered charity number 1174513

Find Waterlooville Men's Shed

Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 8EH


Additional Information

Turn into the road to Padnel Junior School. It is the white building on the left, just before the grass.