College's Royal Visit
Thu, 29 September 2011
There was a warm welcome for His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester when he visited the Food Studies and Motor Vehicle departments of the college. He was greeted by staff and students past and present who demonstrated a variety of skills and hardware, much to the enjoyment of the Duke who is interested in both four and two wheels.
Visiting the paint spraying workshop the Duke met former Paint Refinishing Apprentice Darley Greensmith who since leaving the college has started up her own business.
The Royal Party then proceeded to visit the Bakery Shop, Bistro, Bakery Production Kitchens and Confectionery room chatting to staff and students along the way. The visit concluded in Reflections where the Duke and distinguished guests including The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, The High Sherriff of Manchester, The Civic Mayor of Tameside, The Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive of Tameside received a meal of Roasted Derbyshire Lamb Cutlets and vegetables followed by a Trio of Chocolate.
The Duke was also presented with a cake containing a motif of a Harley Davidson before taking part in a group photograph and giving a royal seal of approval to the staff and students who had prepared and served the delicious meal.
The Royal guest then departed to officially open the Tameside Centre for Enterprise.