RORY JOINS ROYAL CUMBRIAN VISIT TO PENRITH AND THE BORDER
Rory Stewart MP welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Charles to Penrith and The Border yesterday, on a day-long tour that included visits to Ullswater Community College, Pooley Bridge, and Theatre on the Lake in Keswick.
Rory and Prince Charles spent 75 minutes touring Ullswater Community College in Penrith, in particular its applied learning centre, which runs a range of vocational courses for its pupils including hair and beauty, motor vehicle engineering and construction. Both Rory and the Prince chatted with staff and students in the training salon before visiting the on-site garage and workshop. All of the school’s 1,400 pupils filled the yard to greet the Royal visit.
The group then moved on to visit the temporary bridge installed over the River Eamont at Pooley Bridge, where they met and chatted with business owners, residents and tourists to the village, celebrating the reopening of the bridge last week. Members of Penrith’s Town Band, pupils from Yanwath School, and civic dignitaries welcomed the visit.
Later, Rory joined the private meeting on upland flood mitigation organised by the Foundation for Common Land.
He said: “Today was a wonderful, positive celebration of all that is great about Penrith and The Border and indeed Cumbria, and it was a truly memorable visit, for which we are all immensely grateful.”