Valley's royal visitor is eagerly anticipated

The Prince of Wales will perform a whistle-stop tour of the Ribble Valley on Tuesday, March 21st.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 3:12 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:24 am
The Prince of Wales on a previous visit to Lancashire. (s)

Prince Charles will arrive by train into Clitheroe Railway Station at 10am, before taking a walk up through the town via King Street.

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The heir to the throne will meet residents and business owners, and will also stop off at some of the town’s retailers, before meeting some individual stall holders who are participants in the town’s popular food festival.

The royal visitor will then go on to make a tour of the Academy for Skills and Knowledge at BAE Systems, Samlesbury, meeting staff, students and school children, before exploring the facility, including the virtual reality cave and workshops.

As patron of The Specialist Cheesemakers Association, Prince Charles’ last visit of the day will be to Dewlay Cheesemakers of Garstang, where he will tour the site, spending time with staff and local farmers who supply the firm.