The Prince of Wales steams into Alnmouth
HRH The Prince of Wales is to arrive in Alnmouth Station by
Tornado steam train next week to start a two day trip
of the Northumberland coast.
HRH will arrive at the station along the east coast main line
around lunch time on Monday 23rd July to embark on
first official visit of the county’s coastal
The Prince of Wales will be visiting Warkworth, Amble, Holy Island,
Bamburgh and Seahouses and will be highlight small family
businesses and community volunteering in the area.
During mid-afternoon on Monday 23rd The Prince of Wales,
Patron, Abbeyfield, will meet residents and staff during a visit to
Abbeyfield House in Dial Place, Warkworth. Residents wishing to
welcome the Prince are advised to stand in Dial Place.
The Prince of Wales will then travel to Amble to meet
volunteers and local artists at the Pride of Northumbria Community
Shop, on Queen Street and meet community groups, young performers
and local fishermen. The best place to welcome the Prince to
the town will be in Market Square.
In the late afternoon The Prince of Wales will meet local
blacksmith Stephen Lunn and view examples of his work during a
visit to JS Lunn & Sons, The Forge, Red Row. Stephen
specializes in making art from steel and other metals including a
new set of gates for Alnwick Castle.
The prince will visit RAF Boulmer and local company Proof of the
Pudding before stopping overnight at Alnwick Castle as a guest of
the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.
On Tuesday 24th the royal visit will start the day on Holy
Island where The Prince of Wales will hear about the work of the
Holy Island Partnership and the Lindisfarne Peregrini Landscape
Partnership as well visiting the newly refurbished Lookout
Dick Patterson, Chairman of Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community
Development Trust said,” The development trust is working with
people from the parish council, Natural England and National Trust
through the Holy Island Partnership and it is a real thrill for me
to be able to meet The Prince of Walesand show him our
In early afternoon HRH will visit the Grace Darling Museum at
Bamburgh and will also hear about the history of Bamburgh
Castle from the Bamburgh Research project.
He will then join some volunteers undertaking a beach clean-up and
survey. The Prince is President of the Marine Conservation Society
and has a keen interest in the programme of work to reduce litter
on our beaches.
In mid-afternoon the royal party will head to Seahouses
where the Prince will meet community representatives and the
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Young Rangers where he will
have the opportunity to talk to them about the practical work
they do to help conserve and enhance the Northumberland
Northumberland County Councillor Pat Scott, Chair of the AONB
Partnership said “We are delighted that The Prince of Wales has
chosen to visit the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. It is a wonderful opportunity to highlight
some of the work that the AONB Partnership does to conserve and
enhance the coast. His Royal Highness will meet some of our
volunteer beach-cleaners who not only clean the beaches but record
what they find as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s project
and I am thrilled that he will be able to chat to them. They do a
great job and are real ambassadors for the AONB.”
The Prince of Wales, President, The National Trust will
then go to Low Newton-by-the-Sea to meet local residents, staff and
community representatives during a visit to The Ship Inn and
HRH will finish his trip to Northumberland with a tour of The
Alnwick Gardens and he will open Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food
centre at the Garden.