A group of men from Six Men’s, St Peter have come together to rebuild a once popular liming spot that has fallen into ruin over the past three years.
And they are getting some generous financial backing from the nearby Port Ferdinand luxury resort and residences, which has donated more than eight cubic metres of concrete mixture to help in the restoration of the Six Men’s Shed – a portion of which had broken off, mainly due to beach erosion.
“It is something that needed to be done because for so many years it was a point for people to get together and to have fun. And since we at Port Ferdinand are next door, we like to do something for the community,” said Bernard Sarme, group general manager of UNNA Resorts, the operators of Port Ferdinand and St Peter’s Bay.
He also described the location, which borders the parishes of St Lucy and St Peter, as an important landmark “where the old folk used to come together and have fun, talk, smoke, have a shot of rum and just enjoy themselves at the end of the day”.
Among those eager to see the shed restored to its former glory is Rodney Rock, who said residents were very grateful for the donation made by Port Ferdinand.
However, he credited a former member of the community who now lives in Canada for getting the project off the ground.
“He actually helped us a lot along with a couple other guys. So this is where we are at now. We are so happy for the donation that is given to us today,” Rock said, while pointing out that the venue was also used by fisherfolk and members of the local football club to hold meetings.
With new roof already on, and the concrete laid, he said all that was needed now were some finishing touches.