St John’s Christmas crib 2020


The Alresford Men’s Shed were delighted to help St John’s Church in Alresford bring a little better spirit of Christmas to the town and the Churchyard path last month, with four of them creating and building a full sized crib and stable at the North entrance. Organised by Peter Tudor, the redundant garage from Howard Bagley was reconstructed into the stable by Shed members Keith Brickwood, Bill Bailey and Jim Scott. These guys dealt with the erection, and the disassembly in January, having made the design in a kit like form. The crib was even better when seen at night, with very effective lighting inside: but the photo is a daytime shot.

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A similar task was undertaken in the Shed for East Stratton Church, by Jim Scott, who has also renewed their noticeboards and “No parking” signs. For East Stratton the crib was a smaller design, and assembled inside the Church: it is also easily dismantled for storage, to be used again next year.

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