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.

Napoleonic War cart wheel rebuilt by the Shed

An historic memorial to more than 100 former Dalbeattie school pupils who gave their lives in the First World War has recently been renovated at Dalbeattie Men's Shed.

 "To the memory of Former Pupils of Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School who gave their lives for their country in the Great War."

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.

Refurbishing of furniture and playthings for Dalbeattie Nursery

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.

Pim and his brother set up on the island of the Colliston Park pond.
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