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Dr Mark Aston - Chair


Dr_Mark_Aston_-_Chair.jpgMark trained as a chemist and spent his career in scientific research managing projects for a large multinational company. He's always loved practical stuff and has a lot of experience repairing electrical and mechanical things and carrying out DIY projects. Mark is also a talented jazz musician and runs a monthly jazz club.


He says Sheddington is a great place for people to meet and work together, to support each other and our local community.

  Peter Brown - Secretary & Trustee


Peter is a veterinary surgeon and for many years ran his own practice on the south coast, before selling it and moving to Kingston. An interest in the 'Mens Sheds' movement led him to Sheddington and he now acts as the group's webmaster. When  he is not pottering around at the site he enjoys walking, reading, music, going to the theatre and solving cryptic crosswords with his wife Teresa.


Rupert Chalk - Treasurer (information uploading)


Val Farnden - Membership Secretary (information uploading)


Dr Chris Manning - Founder


ChrisChris Manning was a GP in Twickenham from 1983-1999 and then worked in the mental health third (voluntary) sector. He was Chair of Depression Alliance for 6 years and then founded a primary care mental health charity. For the last 5 years, he has focused on the mental health and wellbeing of people working in the statutory sector and in October 2018 set up Sheddington, having been impressed on his visits to Australia by their 'Man Sheds'. 



Hugh Klein - Garden Lead & Trustee

Hugh is an experimental physicist who has spent much of his career at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington developing very high performance atomic clocks. He enjoys solving practical puzzles and coming up with novel solutions. He is also an oboist, (playing in Whitton Wind Orchestra), and a keen recorder player.

Hugh has found the enthusiasm of Sheddington members to be infectious and is looking forward to helping take it forward.


Bruce Dawson-Moray - Health, Safety & Security 


Bruce started his working life as an Indentured Commercial Apprentice working for an engineering company.  At the age of 21 he joined the army and undertook a full career of 23 years before leaving and joining Government Communications Bureau, a small government department.  He then joined the commercial security world before eventually retiring as a Security consultant.


Bruce said "I enjoy getting involved in workshop projects, meeting new people and supporting them where they need it and learning new skills.”



Arthur Cliffe - Workshop Manager