The Shack

The Shack at the Scout Hall, Stubb Lane TN31 6EH

This is the clubs current H.Q. and resides near the First Brede Scouts building.

The new club house is finished and is on the site of the First Brede Scout Group in Brede. It is a timber framed building measuring 16ft x 8ft. This is in addition to the site at the bunker.

Below is a history of its construction.

This new hut will give us a site for operating radio on a 24 hour basis.

Construction of the site started on the 3rd June 2008.  Members first had to dig the side of the bank out for the length of the shack (16ft), which was no mean feet, and to a depth of about 15 inches.

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This will enable the railway sleepers to sit on the ground with the rafters on top.  All the overhanging bushes were cut back to allow the full height of the shed to stand clear.  The day was dry and fine but members soon become wet from the overhanging branches that were covered in water from the nights dew and from the grass, which was some 2ft high!!

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The next thing to do will be to move the compost bins, these are currently sitting on the middle of the plot where the new shack is going.shack-resited-composting-area

The compost bins have been re sited, next to the new shack.shack-rain-holdup

Rain stopped play at the site but not until we had cut most of the stud work.

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Well the outside of the new shack is now complete with a fine roof on and locking doors and shutters.

The last but not least thing to do is to line and insulate against the cold weather, and make some steps. We will then be ready to put in the tables and rigs ready for operation.

October 2008 saw the club members moving all necessary equipment into the new shack ready to start operating for the JOTA weekend. The spend on new equipment, from the lottery fund that had been obtained earlier, had been installed.

The new site now houses three stations, 2 HF and one for VHF/UHF and is fully operational.

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