Open day for military veterans pop up shed pop up shed

Richmondshire’s pop up shed for ex-forces personnel is holding an open day this week.

The shed will be throwing open its doors for two hours on Thursday, 10am until noon, for a special drop in session so visitors can find out what happens at the weekly meetings.

Workshop leaders, volunteers and those already taking part will be available to chat and local artist Beverley Haines will be leading a print making workshop.

Since it launched in 2017 the pop up shed programme has enabled people to try out woodturning, painting, upcycling furniture, photography and much more.

It provides a safe, supportive and friendly setting where ex-forces can socialise, learn new skills and hone existing skills by working alongside each other.

The project now offers free sessions to those aged 40 and over who live in North Yorkshire and have served in the armed forces, completed National Service conscription, or worked in the Merchant Navy in support of the military at some point.

It also offers volunteering opportunities for younger veterans, family members and carers.

The Pop-Up Shed sessions are free and run each Wednesday and Thursday at the Council Depot on Quarry Road, opposite the Royal Mail depot and Swale Vets.

For more details call 07598 355031 or email