We're located right in the heart of Desborough, in Tailby's Yard just off Station Road. We have a kitchen, toilet,
a 'mess room' and, of course - a fully equipped workshop.
We welcome new members and casual visitors - just pop in for a chat and a cuppa anytime during our opening hours
(currently Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 10.00 - 16.00)
Note: parking is very restricted, we would ask if possible that you park elsewhere in the town
The Shed was visited on July 30th by Tom Percival of
BBC Radio Northampton. Shed members were up early
to meet Tom before the live broadcast went out at 9am.
During the show, various members were interviewed
and their stories heard
'Poppy', the Desborough Horse which was constructed by Shed member
Terry Grimley, was formally handed over to the Army' s Defence Animal
Training Regiment HQ at Melton Mowbray.
Here we see Terry with RSM Angela Speer...
Sadly, Michael Myles (in photo, right) passed away after a
period of illness recently. Members of the Shed attended his
funeral and were humbled to hear from relatives of the
positive role we had played in Michael's later years
Desborough Men’s Shed (now known as 'The Shed') was set up in November 2016.
The modern 'Men’s Shed' movement originated in the 1920's around Birmingham. Then, known as 'Sons of Rest' the principal lead was a Mr Lister Muff (1852-1938) who opened a purpose built shed in Handsworth Park in 1930. Sons of Rest was founded to promote leisure and social activities for men over 60. There are still many Sons of Rest clubs throughout the English West Midlands.
We've called ours 'The Shed' because it's open to men and women over 18 years of age, enabling them to get together in one community space to share their skills, have a chat and laugh, and work on practical tasks individually (personal projects) or as a group (for the Shed or for the community). And of course, if you don't want to do anything practical, then you can just relax and enjoy the company..
Desborough Men's Shed Association is a registered charity with the Registered Charity Number 1172280