PDMS attended the peer to peer event at the Norwich Forum

PDMS are making WW1 silhouettes which will be displayed in the Poringland Memorial Garden

Shedders at the Summer Shows

This Summer has seen PDMS busier than ever at the local Summer Shows. We have been in attendance at The Fair on the Yare, The South Norfolk Show, The Lord Mayor’s Procession and Poringland Village Fete! Here are a selection of photos from those events.

Poringland Village Fete

Lord Mayor’s Procession 


South Norfolk on Show

The Lean to project

The shed gets rockin

Shedder Tim is transforming this unfinished Rocking Horse project.



Edgar Hoddy bowmaker visits shed

John makes Woodburner.

December- Making a door

Woodcrafts in the barn

Barn door is reinforced

November-Concrete floor laid

First a hole….Then a Fire Exit Door

Proposed site for new Poringland Men’s Shed

Location of proposed Poringland & District shed


After just 3 months the workshop has taken shape.

October 8th-Silver Sunday Open Day

September-Memorial Field Ditch Clearance

Following a request from local councillor, John Overton a small working party from PDMS cleared the drainage ditch of rubbish.

Working party clears Memorial Field ditch.

July-Making a start

We have now moved everything to The Barn behind The Dove and begun to create a workshop area.



Saturday 8th July saw the last of a trio of Summer Fetes that our shedders have supported- this time at Poringland Village Fete.

Tim, our bucket ball champ,Roy & Les

Karl and Bird Table

Karl puts the finishing touches to a bird table which had been brought to The Shed by a local householder. Another example of the Repair and Recycle scheme saving unnecessary products going to landfill.

Karl finishes repair to bird table.

From Forge to Barn

June saw us vacate The Forge and move to The Barn



Fair on the Yare-Claxton

Sunday June 4th saw PDMS pitch up with Birdbox kits and the now infamous Bucket Ball challenge at The Fair on the Yare Summer Fete. A bright sunny day brought out the crowds in this  beautiful setting and £70 was raised. That should keep our Treasurer, Roy happy!

The Litter Pickers return

For the third year running PDMS supported South Norfolk’s Spring Clean campaign. Five shedders turned up to litter pick some of Poringland’s recreational areas.

Tombola Drum

The organisers of The Fair on the Yare asked if we could make a Tombola Drum and this is the result. Shedder John Mallott made this…

Tombola Drum



Work gets underway in the Repair Workshop


March 14th

March 11th


February 25th

February 23rd

Doris Day blows the Marquee away

February 21st

THE BIG DIG Continues….

 Click on this link to watch.   An Aussie gets homesick and starts digging for home

February 18th


Following building control permission to install a trench drainage system work has begun to dig the trenches. We opted to dig by hand due to the power cables that lie below!  Dave won the hat competition again! Will it be three in a row for the hat-trick