MORE than 30 men have taken a trip through time as they explored the Rural Heritage Village and Museum at Quirindi.
Scone Neighbourhood Centre manager Lee Watts said the Virtual Shed’s most recent adventure highlighted the area’s significance.
“They enjoyed looking around the village, which is designed to restore, interpret and exhibit artifacts that relate to the history, heritage and culture of the regional area,” she said.
“The second stop for the day was to Bob’s Shed, the envy of any collector. At the general store you will find boxes and tins from the fabulous 1940s and 50s; the pub is full of beer cans, bottles, coasters and pub kitsch.
Two entire rooms are dedicated to Peter Brock, and there are cars, motorbikes and model cars galore.”
Funded through the Department of Social Services the Virtual Shed project was created to give men in the Upper Hunter Shire the opportunity and a platform to participate and gain information on important health issues.
Rural men are a part of networking opportunities in the form of workshops, BBQ’s, day trips, resource sharing and guest speakers with a wealth of subject knowledge to empower all men.
The shed has invited speakers such as Jack Newton, Anh Do and, more recently, explosives expert Darren Flanagan to share their lives and experiences.
Ms Watts said the program had helped hundreds of local men to enjoy a great range of events and destinations.
“It also assisted with the establishment of the Scone & Aberdeen Men’s Shed – unique places where men can use their skills to help communities or attend to meet and chat with other men,” she said.
“Unfortunately, our project will finish in June but, until then, look out for more social days.”
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