• Melksham Shed

    A friendly group of men of a certain age who love to work in wood and other materials and meet at the shed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings between 9:30-12:00

  • News

    Goings On or “The New Normal “

    We’re back!

    ...after 3 months

    It was a fine evening after several months of lockdown to be able to see each other face to face

    Opening up - The Beer!

    Social distancing will be observed in the Shed when we start again

    Chat & Drink F2F

    After Zoom!

    For the past 3 month we have been meeting virtually.

    Social Distancing

    Panoramic of the gang

    Well, we tried!

    What do we do?

    Projects in Wood

    We have a skilled bunch of guys

    Lovely Jubbly!

    It's just good to talk!

    What the guys have missed is a chance to meet face to face

    Summer Time

    ...and the living is easy

    Easy enough for us all

    Panorama of The Shed

    And look at that sky!!

    Evening glow as the sun comes down

    Rotavator project

    working - but - needs a NEW HOME ! Could it be good for you ? Market gardener or just a 'Good Life'.....!

    Contact us.

    Group Email System

    We have a group email address which sends to members of the group. Its melkshamshed@groups.io . If you want to join the group and you are a member of the shed send an email to mailto:myles@aas123.com and then

    "Accept" the request when you get it. The group address is as above. This is a members only group. If you are having trouble getting onboard then please contact me. Myles Pilling, Co-Ordinator of groups.io at the email address above

    Show Jump Project

    Giving help to sports


    "It has been brilliant thank you! I’ve included one of a rider using the bright red latch, so easy for them to see it! The £100 that we used to pay for the gate was a donation to us from Warminster Carnival Committee, so it really has been a community project!


    Many thanks



    Going through the gate

    Looking good!

    Opening the gate

    Making a difference

    Extra Storage

    A place to store our stuff

    As the Shed gets known so does the need for additional storage space to cope with the range of projects we are engaged in


    Lovely letter of gratitude

    The Shedders were asked to remove her husband's railway set which we did. Then this letter came quite expectedly

    ....awe, that's really nice...

    nice to know we are appreciated


    Work on Additional Shed

    The roof goes on!

    The Shedders are adding to the existing shed another shed that will help with our influx of new users

    Shed 2019

    We've been busy - see our new addition

    Lots of new members have joined The Shed recently so it's all systems go. I could call it the naughty box but that is unkind. It's really a useful additional area for us to have.

    New photos -2019

    A busy time down at the shed

    Recent photos of changes down at the Shed. Tree cutting at Riverside


    For more photos click here for Gallery


    Always good to see what you have done!

    Cobbler’s Bench

    supporting the Shed

    Encourage family and friends to pop into the Cobblers bench where you can purchase a present made by a shedder and support the Men’s Shed .

    Shed Opening Times

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:30am -12:00pm

    Melksham Shed is open now 3 days a week - Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings. Watch this space for Wood turning session on Thursday. Yes, we are flying!! Well, not literally!!


    Open for business - the New Shed goes live

    Congrats to all the shedders for a wonderful day! We had lots of lovely food provided by our better halves. Pete and Ken No 2 did a glorious job on the BBQ and we had good weather to boot! Over 40 people came to see the Mayor of Melksham cut the Police tape ( a crime must have been committed at the shed!). The New Shed is live and operational. Long live the shed

    Crofton Beam Engines

    Five Men's Shed went on this trip!

    Over 40 of us went on the 28th September 2018 and had a fantastic day with fantastic things to look at and hear about. Five men's sheds went from Corsham (called Brunel Shed), Calne, Ludgershaw, Westbury. Wonderful! Roll on the next trip

  • Who we are?

    Voluntary Group

    Helping our members, helping our community

    We are entirely self-supporting group. relying on donations that we get from our members and grants we apply for. Members can join for a small annual fee. We meet monthly at The Forrester's Arms, Calne Rd,. Melksham on the last Thursday of the month for planning and a social. But the main work takes place down at the Shed!

    UK Men's Shed

    Affiliated to a national organisation

    We are part of a larger movement across the UK. For more information click on Learn More The Shed Movement began in Australia and has spread across the world to us here in the UK. For short video about the Australian Men's Shed click on Gallery

  • What We Do



    We acquire a range of tools in order to enable our group members to work on their projects


    Melksham Shed is a community space

    Members meet to talk and chat. Learn new skills and make new friends. Even share a joke a two!


    Melksham Shed is a community space

    We make bespoke objects that benefit the community.

  • Who can join?

    Anyone over 50, unemployed or retired


    Ex Factory Worker

    Joe has become redundant later in life and wants to be needed in some way. His social life has suddenly disappeared. He comes to the shed and finds new friends, new skills and a purpose in life


    Ex-Computer Technician ​

    John has worked for a well known company for 14 years and he is retired. He has skills and wants to share them with a group of men of a similar age. He comes to the shed and also finds new friends and shares his skills

  • Events

    in and around the Shed

    Watch this space for future events

    We will keep you informed! 

  • Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and projects we have been involved in

    You can apply via this site and we will get back to you. Due to a slight error in an email address you may not have been getting through to us. Many apologies for that! Please don't give up on us and try again - especially if you have not heard from us! Hopefully we will be more efficient in the...
    July 16, 2018
    we have completed the project of a kitchen unit top and new electric plug at Buryfields Village Hall. We have completed four of the Spa Garage’s planters which have needed a refurb – I think we have four more to do ! We completed the Emergency Exit gates for the Community Centre (and ourselves!)....
  • Photos & Videos

    Take a look and enjoy!

    Men in the shed

    Men in the Shed

    Here we all are making things!

    Why Men's Sheds are so important?

    Listen to this video from Australia Men's Sheds

    What we get up to!

    A time to reminisce, laugh and joke as well as work on projects together or independently

    Official Opening 6.9.17

    Chris and the Lord Mayor perform the ceremony with the Town Cryer!

    Bovington Tank Museum Trp

    Shedders had a day out looking at tanks!

    Bovington Tank Museum Trp

    Shedders had a day out looking at tanks!

    Bovington Tank Museum Trp

    Shedders had a day out looking at tanks!

    Our new path

    For our wheelchair shedders to use

    Busy time at the shed today!

    Our new bench arrangement makes a difference to our working

    Can be a bit noisy in the shed at times

    Ear defenders are useful ,eh?

    Conversation corner

    Just setting up our "sit and chat area" Maybe a coffee machine and a jacuzzi next!

    Visit to the Crofton Beam Engines

    Five Men's Shed went on this trip

    Visit to the Crofton Beam Engines

    Corsham (called Brunel Shed), Calne, Ludgershaw, Westbury.

    Visit to the Crofton Beam Engines

    Woooa! That's a chimney!

    Visit to the Crofton Beam Engines

    Hmmm? Their shed might need some walls!

    Visit to the Crofton Beam Engines

    Stoke the furnace!

    Visit to the Crofton Beam Engines

    Under closer inspection

    Riverside Trees

    Close to The Shed and needs a prune!

    Oversized birdbox?

    Is it a plane?

    Is it a bird?

    No, it's a BOX THINGY WHATNOT?


    answers on a virtual postcard


    One of our many projects we do, folks!

  • Contact Us

    Melksham Shed meets every Monday , Wednesday and Friday between 9:30am - 12:00am noon at the Forest Community Centre , Melksham SN12 7FF

    sn12 7 FF
    9:30-12:30 noon
    01225 920400
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