What is the Avon Valley Men’s Shed?

It’s not about the making of bird boxes or hedgehog boxes, nor is it about raising money to further the long term future of the Men’s Shed.

It’s not even about men working together, it’s about men being together, the laughter, the sitting together, and telling a few tall stories amongst friends.

We might have a common interest in woodwork and the like, but that’s not all we do. We take the time to sit together over a cup of tea or coffee (and usually a packet of chocolate biscuits or a bacon roll) and talk to each other about the good times, and sometimes, the bad times – because that’s what friends do.

And that is what the Avon Valley Men’s Shed is all about.


Men’s Shed Workshops are held every Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Note the new times from 9 February 2022.

The workshop sessions are very informal gatherings involving tea and coffee and chat and bacon rolls, and we usually get round to doing some woodwork and mending things. We’re a friendly crowd, so please feel free to join us.

The church hall is on Church Street, directly opposite St. Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge, SP6 1BB. There is parking behind the hall.

We also have social gatherings, usually at The Hyde Club, and other events – look out for details of the next such meeting on the events page.