Thursday 20 April 2017

Winchester Car Boot Sale

The Colden Common Shed is running the WCC Car Boot Sale at the old cattle market off Worthy Lane on Sunday May 14th. We will have our own stall as well, selling items like planters, plant labels, breadboards, wooden letters, kindling, hedgehog homes, bird boxes, garden seats, and many other sundry items.

Thursday 2 March 2017

IBM Hursley visit

On Friday 24th February 2017 a party of 7 visited the museum at IBM Hursley organised by Ray Bawden, a retired IBM staff member. We had a very interesting guided tour by another ex IBM'er who is one of the 3 volunteers who maintain the museum. afterwards we had lunch in the sports club pavilion.

Monday 19 December 2016

2016 Xmas Party

On Thursday 15th December we descended on the Dog & Crook pub in Brambridge for our first Xmas dinner as a shed. 9 members and their partners attended, and an excellent evening was had by all. We were all impressed by the standard of the food which was provided at a very reasonable price.

Colden Common Craft Fair

We attended the Xmas & Craft Fair on the 20th November at the Colden Common Community Centre. The most popular items were the breadboards, while the larger items didn't sell. However, we still made a modest profit.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Visit to Bovington Tank Museum

On Tuesday 25th October 10 shedders visited the Tank Museum for their 'live firing' show. In the arena we saw some reconnaissance vehicles, a troop carrier and a centurion tank and a simulated skirmish with an invading force.. A couple of load bags, but no real firing!The museum itself was quite extensive and very interesting, with examples of tanks from the earlist onwards covering all the major countries.We could have spent more time there as there is a lot to see.

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Visit to Mini Plant Mon 25th July

David Snoswell organised a trip to the Mini Plant in Oxford for a tour through the body shop and assembly lines. 14 shedders went on the trip, which proved to be extremely interesting and informative. Stopped at the Crown & Horns pub in East IIsley on the way back for a bite to eat.
The body being assembled
Mini Museum
Assembly Line
Fitting the wheels

Sunday 24 July 2016

CIO Status achieved

On the 21st July, we were informed that we had been granted CIO status by the Charity Commission:

Registered Charity Number  1168361 THE COLDEN COMMON SHED 
We are pleased to tell you that we are satisfied  THE COLDEN COMMON SHED is established for charitable purposes for the public benefit. It has therefore been entered onto the Register ofCharities with the Registered Charity Number 1168361.

We are now a step nearer to the new shed that we are planning.