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Outing on The Broads

On Tuesday 18th June, 50 members of the Shed boarded a coach to travel to Wroxham where we boarded a Boards tour boat to take us on a 3 hour cruise around the Broads. The weather was kind to us and a jolly good time spent together was had by all. Afterwards there was 2 hours free time to spend in Wroxham enjoying a fish and chip lunch or an ice cream before returning to Watton. Photos from this event can be seen in the Gallery Section of this website.

Quiz & Chips
On Friday 14th June a Quiz & Chip evening took place. This event was organised in honour of Stewart Haile's late wife Christine and the sum of £861 was raised from entries and the raffle. At the request of Stewart all monies raised will be donated to The Acute Oncology Unit at the NNUH. The evening turned out to be a great success and was enjoyed by 86 members, their friends, and guests. A big thank you to all the attendees for their generosity

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Fly Fishing - Thursday 30th May
5 members went to the lakes at East Tuddenham for a fly-fishing experience. It was a great day out and we all came back with fresh trout.

Evening at the Watton Radio Model Club – Tuesday 4th June
Several members went to the fields in Carbrooke to watch radio-controlled planes being flown and have a go themselves. There was a BBQ which made for a pleasant evening.

Quiz & Chips
On Friday 23rd February there was a Quiz & Chips evening. 90 members and guests attended, and the 
evening was a big success raising £582 for club funds. Thanks to all those who helped on the night, those who provided the raffle prizes and all who bought tickets.


Ten-Pin Bowling
On Tuesday 5th March, 12 members visited Strikes bowling alley in Dereham. It was a very enjoyable 
afternoon with 2 games of bowling, a drink and something to eat, all for £9.95. Keep your eyes on the notice board for the next visit.

On Sunday 11th February, 16 members went to the Birmingham Military Tattoo. It was a tremendous exhibition of military bands and other displays. A very good day out.

On Tuesday 5th December 54 members and guests had a coach trip to the Thursford show. It was a 
fabulous evening out with a truly entertaining show. A perfect start to Christmas.

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Until October 2024 we are part of the Co-Op's Community Partnership Fund. Co-op members are helping to create lasting change on the big issues facing us all and providing resources to help strengthen and connect communities. Become a member and help WMS. See Supporters page for more information.


Remembrance Day 12th November

Wayland Men’s Shed have laid a wreath at the war memorial in Thetford Road opposite Tesco’s each year at the ceremony held on remembrance Sunday. Alan Diver will represent us to lay the wreath and any member who would like to attend should be in the memorial car park at 2pm.


Monday 13th November - Plaque Unveiling

In memory of one of the Shed’s founder members, Richard Adams, we will be holding a short unveiling ceremony in the workshop at 11am on Monday 13th November. Mary and daughters Kelly and Leah will be in attendance. It is requested that members pop into the workshop on this date in support of this event.

Watton & District Rotary Club

      Group Vocational Award 2023

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On Thursday evening 19th October John Chamberlin and myself attended Broom Hall to receive a cup and certificate of achievement from the Rotary Club. The President, Shaun Yeoman paid tribute to the work done by the Wayland Men’s Shed, it’s committee and all the members. We now keep the cup for the next year.

Saturday 12th August saw the WMS holding it's annual BBQ. Roughly 100 people turned up to enjoy the food as well as a good chat in the sunshine. A great time was had by all. More photo's can be seen in Gallery.


One of our members, Jeff from the computer group, recently went round Gooderstone Water Gardens and fully recommends them. So much so he wanted all the members to know about them and has made a video of the gardens which gives a good indication what to expect when you get there.
The address for the gardens is:-
The Street,
King's Lynn
PE33 9BP
Click on the button below to watch the video.
On Thursday 18th July 11 of us went to Letton Hall to try out our motor racing skills on a Go-Kart track. Some of us enjoyed a really good breakfast before we started. A great time was had by all.
On Monday 10th July a presentation was held at the morning meeting of the WMS. Our Chairman, Malcolm Trayhorn, presented a donation to the Watton Sports Association.

It is pride that we can announce that the Wayland Men's Shed was shortlisted for "Shed Of The Year" and at the awards ceremony we were given a good mention and were awarded with the certificate shown below. It is a great acknowledgement to all those of us associated with WMS that we achieved this considering how many Shed's there are in the UK.

The Wayland Men's Shed has been entered into UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA) Shed of the Year 2023. They recognise Sheds and individuals that make a difference in their Sheds and local communities and that exemplify the Shed movement. To qualify to be a Shed of the Year in one of the categories, you must be a current member of UKMSA. This year we will celebrate the tenth year of the UK Men’s Sheds Association, and in recognition of this achievement it will host the Shed of the Year Awards in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster. Sheds and Volunteers shortlisted for their Award will be invited to the celebration. The Shed of the Year Awards are being sponsored by Tite-Fix. John Chamberlin and Malcolm Trayhorn will be attending the awards ceremony at the House of Lords on 23rd May to hear the results. Awards to be presented by Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE DL. Our entry form can be seen in the following link:-

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The 5th of May saw us have one of our famous Quiz & Chips evening. With our Chairman, Malcolm, presiding over events a good time was had by all. Over 70 people took part and if you have not been before do come along to our next Quiz & Chips evening. It is an entertaining evening with very good fish & chips. The only down side is having to listen to Malcolm's old jokes!! Actually he and his wife Barbara do a fantastic job. Pictures of the evening can be seen in the Gallery section of this website.

At the end of February we had a visit to the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight headquarters. It was a great day out and photos can be seen in the Gallery of this website.

Just to let you know that the Sports Centre is now offering lunches on a Wednesday and Thursday, so for those of you who fancy stopping for a bite and a drink after a Wednesday session as we used to then please let me know. Men's Shed members will be offered a 10% discount.

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