Let me take you back to Friday. Friday morning 10am to be precise. At that time and on that day the official opening of the extension to our new wargames hall was carried out. The original hall is the taller section of the building on the right. Many of the locals thought it was either an electricity sub station or derelict building as it had a neglected and at times vandalised feel t it. Anyway it was originally built by the Royal Engineers (REME) back in the early 60's. It consists of loos, a kitchen and a main hall with a stage. All pretty basic but all still very functional.
That being the case the local council paid for an extension. Not for us wargamers I hasten to add but for the football teams the use the attached fiend, Not that I mind another group benefitting by a new building. WE have not done badly out of it though the council have refitted our kitchen and have promised to update our loos. In addition the car park has been expanded, not enough I hasten to add for one football team let alone 2 and refs and linesman, but even so it will be a help.
Talking to the Project manager (a nice chap as it happens) he made the comment that due to the less than salubrious local youths that they wanted to make the building "Bullet proof"!. The Local Councilman who officially cut the ribbon to open the building, mentioned in his speech that the new extension fitted in well with the existing structure. Given what the locals think of the original building, I for one am not sure that is a good thing.
Given that most people turned up for the event in collar and jackets. As it was hot I was in a bright polo shirt and shorts. Opps! Ahh who cares!
Feel free to ignore this post as I may do another post later today or tomorrow when I finish the figures I am working on. So until then Thanks for tuning in and catch you later. Cheers Clint.