As most people will know by now, we were honoured to have Princess Anne officially open the Banchory and District Men’s shed on Wednesday. This occasion marked the end of a long road to getting our Shed open, and the proper beginning of its life serving the community.
On a day when attendance was necessarily restricted by COVID precautions, by some last minute member illnesses, and because we could only advertise it beforehand within our membership, a goodly number nevertheless turned up. We saw the Princess meet key Shed members and saw her walk-through the workshop and social area inspecting the various exhibits we had prepared. Everyone commented that she showed genuine interest in our membership and in what we had prepared.
Princess Anne also took the time to talk to every single member of the shed present, and their wives, as we were waiting outside, before unveiling the plaque (hand engraved by Shed member John Mason) and finally departing.
Our official photographs were taken by Amro Hassan of Hi-Land Photography near Skene and were excellent. The selected shots are below, plus shortly Amro will post all 100 shots he took on his web site for access. In the meantime, if you want a copy of any of the photos below, please get in contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
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