Schoolchildren welcome Duke of Gloucester to Cromford

Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills. Pictures by Jason Chadwick.
Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills. Pictures by Jason Chadwick.
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An iconic Derbyshire building – which has recently been restored and brought back into use – received a royal visit on Tuesday.

The Duke of Gloucester visited Cromford Mills for a tour of a new £6.7million hub for creative businesses.

Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills.

Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills.

The Duke was welcomed by Cromford Primary School children dressed in period costume before being given a tour of the Cromford Creative scheme, which is located in building 17 at Cromford Mills.

Sarah McLeod, chief executive of the Arkwright Society, said: “We are proud to have welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to see the fabulous restoration work that has been carried out.

“The restored building 17 will continue the sense of entrepreneurialism, innovation and creativity that characterised Arkwright’s mills and we look forward to showcasing the results of the restoration project which was the culmination of years of hard work by so many people.”

The Duke of Gloucester is The Queen’s cousin and a full-time working member of the Royal Family.

The Duke of Gloucester was welcomed to Cromford Mills by Cadet Warrant Officer Damien Simpson.

The Duke of Gloucester was welcomed to Cromford Mills by Cadet Warrant Officer Damien Simpson.

The Duke of Gloucester.

The Duke of Gloucester.

The Duke of Gloucester at Cromford Mills with chief executive Sarah McLeod.

The Duke of Gloucester at Cromford Mills with chief executive Sarah McLeod.

The Duke of Gloucester was given a tour of Cromford Mills.

The Duke of Gloucester was given a tour of Cromford Mills.

The Duke of Gloucester was introduced to local civic leaders during his visit to Cromford Mills.

The Duke of Gloucester was introduced to local civic leaders during his visit to Cromford Mills.