Thorne & Derrick Support Darlington Menshed

Published 02 Jun 2023

Darlo Man Shed

Thorne & Derrick support Darlington Menshed, a community group based in the North East of England.

The Darlington Menshed meets weekly to do interesting stuff, meet new mates and have a laugh.

A little word from Ron.

“We have a small but growing membership and are always happy to see new faces! Events include regulars like model kit building, coffee mornings, snooker etc, plus many other activities.

To join, drop us a line and then just turn up at any of our events! We are a friendly bunch and look forward to meeting you.


We have grown as a group from 6 members in November 22 to around 25 now with sessions running on three days a week namely, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 – 12:00.

In the woodwork shop at the Kings Centre in Whessoe Road we make the children’s beds, bird boxes, planters and ornamental garden furniture and we also repair and restore donated furniture for the Kings Furniture Centre.

Woodwork Session

We have a bring your own project session at the Morrisons Trust centre at Morton Park Darlington on Tuesdays 12:00 – 14:00 and Lego/Meccano kit building at Kings Centre on Friday 1200 – 1400. These sessions also attract members who just want a coffee, a chat and some companionship.

This year we are trying to extend the activities to include walking/hiking and basic cookery, these are in the preliminary planning stages.

Most of the guys enjoy attending though we don’t see them every week as there is no obligation to attend we just keep them informed of activities as they arise.”

Car Racing

Great fun racing the cars we built