Thame Shed restore Council’s artefact

The Town Council would like to send a huge thank you to Steve Earnshaw and Ray Lewin from Thame Shed (pictured with Town Clerk, Mandy Sturdy) who have recently refurbished the Town Council’s seal box. We believe this box dates back to when Thame Town Council was Thame Urban District, over 50 years ago. The seal, as shown in the picture is what is used as a formal signature for legal documents. 
Mike Ashford, the Chairman of Thame Shed has detailed more about Thame Shed:

Thame Shed opened as a community workshop on 5 October and within six months has 43 members. Fortunately they never all appear at the same time but the workshop is now open on three days of the week. Monday 9.30am until 12.30pm. Tuesday and Friday 9.00am until 12 noon. In addition pre-booked woodturning tutorials are delivered on Monday afternoons.
Members are working on their own projects or community projects requested by organisations within the town. Wooden swords have been made for a Thame Players panto, a snooker table repaired for Thame Youth Club, chairs repaired for St. Mary’s church, plant markers made for Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire conservationists, a new church gate made for Crendon church and advertising stands for Thame Choral Society. The wooden storage box for the Town Council seal has been refurbished, two new tombola drums are being made for Barley Hill School and a model carousel is being repaired for the museum.
Thame Shed would not exist without Chinnor Rugby Club granting a ten year lease on a former storage shed at the back of the agricultural barn as you enter the rugby ground. The Shed is now supporting the club with practical tasks which have included making staging for their events and benching for their changing rooms.
Similarly the project would not have been possible without the significant grant aid support received from Thame Town Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and its councillors representing Thame, the National Lottery Community fund, the Arnold Clark and Persimmon Community funds. Local contractors and suppliers were generous in their support. Axminster Tools have donated a significant amount of woodworking machinery and both Jewsons and Crendon Timber have donated a great deal of wood which has enabled the Shed to carry out its community work.
If you need the space, equipment or advice to carry out a practical task of your own, you are welcome to visit to see if we would be of any use to you. In addition there is no shortage of community work so if you have a practical skill you might be willing to share all the details needed are on the website