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19 February 2018Shed Members Research Their Own Surnames

 

 

 

 

 

 

   All 13 members of our Talking and Writing Group attended his week to discuss a very popular and personal subject - the history and meaning of their own surname. This fascinating exercise showed that as well as Scotland, some had descendants from Europe including Spain along with all parts of Britain including Inverness of course.

13 February 2018Norman Shares His Knowledge Of Our Victorian Market

Norman Newton, the well known local historian and author of many books on Old Inverness, gave a fascinating talk on the Inverness Victorian Market. He covered its opening on Queen Victoria’s birthday in 1870, the great fire in 1889 which caused its total destruction, its reopening and showed photographs of it at all stages. Norman has done extensive research and kindly shared his vast knowledge during this greatly informative and interesting lecture. Thanks Norman, your visit was much appreciated.

 

His pictures show the original ‘New Market’ before the fire 

 and the Victorian Market as it is today

 

 

 

12 February 2018Charles Gains Another 5 Star Review*****

Eleven Shedders attended Charles Reed’s latest cookery demonstration. As good, if not better than any celebrity chef, was the unanimous opinion! Preparing and cooking both oven baked Leek and Bacon Risotto and Chicken Vegetable Traybake which were sampled and enjoyed by all present. His next cookery session is very eagerly anticipated.

         Charles serves plentiful portions       of his tasty Chicken Vegetable bake

07 February 2018Donald's Model Gains Enthusiastic Reaction.

Shed regular, Donald McQuarrie presented a scale model of our proposed new Shed this morning which he built himself. Well done Donald! What a remarkable achievement in such a short time. Thanks very much for allowing us to visualise the building and bringing the plans to life.

 

07 February 2018Shed Vocal Group Seeks Performers

Richard Castro is enthusiastic to start a singing group at the Shed and is looking for other interested people to join him. Group could be A cappella or accompanied if any musician wishes to lead. Interested? Then please contact Richard.

06 February 2018The Geomorphology of the City of Inverness

Sandy Ross gave a fascinating insight of the geomorphology and landscape origins of our City of Inverness. His enthusiasm for his subject came over clearly as he graphically described the effects of the Wurm glaciation, the Torvean Esker and why our landscape looks the way it is. Thanks Sandy for such a thought provoking talk.

09 January 2018Banquet Table Completed For Calman Trust

After two months intensive operations mainly by five members of our Shed though ably assisted by many others, the banquet table commissioned by the Calman Trust has reached completion. And doesn't it look impressive. Well done guys, what an outstanding piece of work! 

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