An exciting week for us, with a Royal opening of the new Parish Hall at Warcop, Appleby.
Nick Bailey and Richard Forrester, who worked alongside the project team and local community in the design and development of the hall, donned their suits to join in the celebrations on Tuesday morning.
Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, met with members of the local community, Warcop Primary School children, Parish Hall trustees and committee members, funding agencies / organisations and the design and construction team.
Princess Anne then met with a selection of local community groups and hall users before unveiling a plaque in honour of her visit.
Interestingly, this week marks 6 ½ years of involvement with the project from its early inception.
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