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Hands-On-Day 2011

July 27, 2011

The ‘Hands-On-Day’ is our own annual event, and for many it is also the social highlight of the year.  This is our excuse to celebrate what we do, and share it with like-minded people.  With visitors coming from far and wide, the main aim of the day is to get your hands dirty.  With as many members as can, demonstrating their chosen field, you just walk  up to them and ask “can I have a go?”

On July 2nd this year, we were very lucky once again to use the site at Fernhurst Furnce.  The Furnace is a scheduled national monument and we are always very keen to support Robin & Carla Barnes in their ongoing efforts to maintain it.

There was a fantastic ‘buzz’ around the campfire, with on-site catering providing lunch and evening meals, and a large barrel of local ale, many members also took the opportunity for two nights camping.

This year’s thanks from our chairman….

” Dear all,
By all accounts the weekend was a success, though obviously we are already looking for ways to improve for next year! 
Whether you were there or not feel free to drop me a line with ideas and in particular contact details of people who you think would appreciate an invitation or, even better, would come along and demo/teach/get involved. 
Special thanks must go to our hosts Robin & Carla Barnes who, once again provided a fantastic site and facilities. 
Also Mark Allery whose efforts before during and after were invaluable, Pete Jameson whose auctioneering improves every year, Will & Gemma (and Mr Bert), Tim & Angela, Debbie Bartlett and her trusty troubadour Nigel, and of Course Dave Rossney who kept us fed and watered throughout. 
There are numerous others whose contributions were greatly appreciated. Everybody mucked in and got on; just the way it should be. 
Thank you all. 
I look forward to seeing you all at the AGM at Buchan C.P. on July 28th 7.30. 
John S “

 We’ve got hundreds of photographs streaming in from many of our members, and we hope to have a gallery of the best ones available for you soon.

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