His Excellency General The Honorable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW and his wife, Mrs Hurley visited the Shed on 14 March, as part of a regional visit.
The Governor – “call me David” and his wife “Linda” were very very friendly and first of all enjoyed a cup of tea that he made for both. Later we all toured the shed. They were pleasantly surprised at the equipment we have accumulated and how well it is set up.
Both were amazed at the woodwork pieces that John Pickup had made, especially the wooden rabbit trap.
They were also impressed with the restoration work we had done on the Presbyterian Church pews, and on Neil,s mobile chook pen.
After the tour of our shed Linda conducted us in a rendition of “You are my
Sunshine”, which we had to repeat three times (with more gusto each time) to get it right.
At the end of their visit David presented us with a bottle of his own honey and Linda, a Government House memento.