The County was honoured by the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra. The visit started at St. Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant presented a number of dignitaries and some of St. Michael’s major donors before being given a tour of the Hospice which has recently been greatly expanded and changed. HRH met a number of patients, volunteers, staff and supporters. The Hospice Choir gave a short recital. HRH presented a Life Time Patron Award to two of the Hospices Founders – Dr. Richard Miller and Dr. Jeffery Kramer.
HRH then visited I & JL Brown Limited, Whitestone. A number of management and staff were presented to HRH and there followed a tour of the factory where much beautiful furniture is being made.
After tea, HRH departed.