Schoolchildren welcome Duke of Gloucester to Cromford

An iconic Derbyshire building '“ which has recently been restored and brought back into use '“ received a royal visit on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 11:58 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:11 pm
Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills. Pictures by Jason Chadwick.

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

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.”

Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills.
The Duke of Gloucester was welcomed to Cromford Mills by Cadet Warrant Officer Damien Simpson.
The Duke of Gloucester.
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 introduced to local civic leaders during his visit to Cromford Mills.
Cromford Primary School pupils in period dress welcomed the Duke of Gloucester to Cromford Mills.
The Duke of Gloucester was welcomed to Cromford Mills by Cadet Warrant Officer Damien Simpson.
The Duke of Gloucester.
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 introduced to local civic leaders during his visit to Cromford Mills.