One of the more unusual commissions Dalbeattie Men's Shed has received was for the reconstruction of a cart wheel believed to date back to the Napoleonic Wars. After some 200 years on French soil the once-sturdy wheel found its way to a new home in Kirkcudbright where it had pride of place in front of the owners' house and latterly served as an impressive plant stand.
The Shed has been commissioned to construct two sets of shelves for cd and dvd storage. They are to have adjustable shelves to accommodate either cd or dvd cases. Measuring approximately 1.4 metres high by 1 metres wide, they will be constructed of high grade redwood pine in a traditional style and finished in pale grey. They were handed over to the new owner at our October coffee morning.
The Shed has successfully refurbished some furniture and playthings for the Dalbeattie Nursery prior to the move to the new Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Just the sort of job for Derek who undertook the job with enthusiasm and care.
Dalbeattie Men's Shed is always looking to help in our community.
In the seventies, Pim along with some smaller items and another similar cat was acquired from Blackpool (retired illumination). were put on the island in the lead up to Civic Daze and stored afterwards in one of the old munitions buildings at Edingham.
Over the years everything but Pim was vandalised, and Pim was heavily damaged. In 2016 the Dalbeattie Men's Shed were asked to rescue Pim, he was repaired, re-illuminated and put on the island on the lead up to Civic Daze.