Photo special: Duke of Kent visits Simonstone firm

It was a big day at Fort Vale Engineering today as a Royal visitor made an appearance.

Staff welcomed the Duke of Kent to the award-winning Simonstone plant to tour the facilities and meet staff.

HRH Duke of Kent during his visit at Fort Vale in Simonstone.

HRH Duke of Kent during his visit at Fort Vale in Simonstone.

Here’s our photos from the day, taken by photographer Andrew Smith.

Click back for more video from Simonstone, as well as photos and video from the Duke’s further visits to Burnley and Barrowford.

And don’t miss next week’s newspapers for a full report of the Royal visit.