Royal visit to Kirkby Lonsdale

Prince Charles
Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales will visit Kirkby Lonsdale on Thursday March 28 where he will tour the market and local shops, meeting stall holders, shopkeepers and residents.

Prince Charles will arrive in the market square at 11.45am, where he will be greeted by the chairman of Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council, Allan Muirhead, and the town’s community manager, Jane Richmond. He will then take a tour of the market, where he will learn about the market’s progression over the last 18 months, and will meet several of the market traders.

He will also meet town councillors who have supported the takeover of the market.

The Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band will be playing throughout the visit.

He will also visit St Mary’s Church, where he will be welcomed by the Rector, the Rev Richard Snow, as well as church officers and the founder of the Friends of St Mary’s, Eileen Flight.

He will also present certificates to two local volunteers who are retiring, who have helped maintain the church grounds for the past 16 years, and will meet pupils from the town’s Queen Elizabeth secondary and St Mary’s primary schools.

Following his tour of the church, he will be escorted outside to see Ruskin’s View, a viewpoint made famous by the writer John Ruskin and later painted by Turner.

The Prince of Wales is the patron of The Prince’s Countryside Fund and will be in the area to officially announce the opening of applications for the Land Rover Countryside Fund Bursary Scheme which aims to support rural countryside communities by offering five individuals or businesses a Freelander 2 for a year.