Spades at the ready on a big day for Royston Town Band

PUBLISHED: 16:05 23 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:07 23 January 2015

Breaking ground on the site of the new Royston Town bandroom at the rear of Tannery Drift School fields

Breaking ground on the site of the new Royston Town bandroom at the rear of Tannery Drift School fields

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Let's hear a fanfare - because Operation Bandroom is go!

After two years of painstaking planning and fundraising efforts, Royston Town Band is on the cusp of starting to build a new bandroom home at the end of Tannery Drift.

Chairman Charmian Flowerday said: “We can’t believe that it’s actually happening – it seems like a long time ago that we had our ‘last blast’ in our old bandroom behind the Manor House, and even longer since we started to plan our move.

“We’ve had amazing support from the people, organisations and businesses of Royston.

“People have gone out of their way to donate to the project, support our events and help us find a place to rehearse while we have been ‘of no fixed abode’.

“We can’t wait to get under way, and of course to move in later this year – watch this space for progress and for details of our grand opening, you’re all invited!”

Pictured breaking ground on the site at the rear of Tannery Drift School fields are band secretary Roger Simons, build co-ordinator Ken Pearson and Charmian Flowerday.

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