A NEW 'man cave' is opening for all those who wants to practice or learn new skills, or just wants to enjoy the company of others.

The settlement on Castle Hill in Maryport is calling for all those who enjoy TV's The Repair Shop and would like to have a go at repairing or restoring objects.

It is ready to welcome anyone who enjoys a potter about in the garden shed but does not have enough space.

All those people, and anyone else, are invited to The Settlement where a large basement has been converted into a workshop-type area, called the Man Cave, in which men or women of all ages can repair things or learn new skills while building friendships and, above all, having a laugh.

Activities will vary according to the skills and interests of members but may include woodworking, metalworking, repairing and restoring, electronics or model building.

If this exciting new facility is successful, it may join the national network of Men’s Sheds (see menssheds.org.uk).

Many ‘Sheds’ get involved in community projects such as restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in need.

Organiser Jim O’Rourke said: “Whatever the activity, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members. Come and join our friendly bunch.” 

For more information,  please contact Jim on 07754 897009 or jor@casltehilltrust.org.