Governor General opens Singleton Men's Shed
By Louise Nichols
June 27, 2015, 3 p.m.
Singleton turned on perfect winter weather for the official opening of its Men's Shed with former resident Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove returning for the special occasion. Sir Peter accompanied by Lady Cosgrove were very happy to be back in town - a place very close to their hearts thanks to the Governor General having been stationed at the Singleton Infantry Base during his time in the ADF.
The Governor General is the national patron of the Men's Shed movement and he described the facility in Singleton as being a 'palace' something he would know about since his vice regal appointment.
A large crowd gathered at the shed for the opening with president Alf Braye saying the first thoughts about establishing Men's Shed were raised by Jack Francis in 2010. "What followed from that initial idea involved a great deal of planning and work but today we have something everyone involved with the project can be very proud of, " he said.
Alf Braye and Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove
Congratulations to the Committee and members of the Singleton Men's Shed
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