Pictures and video from Princess Anne visit to Trawden

Incessant heavy rain didn’t stop throngs of royalists from lining the streets of Trawden to catch a glimpse of senior royal Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, who visited the village today.

The late Queen’s daughter visited the Trawden Arms and Trawden Forest Community Centre this afternoon to witness community projects in the vilage which was the first in Britain where residents clubbed together to buy its library, post office, shop, community centre and pub to save them from closure.

Princess Anne had previously visited Helmshore Mills Textile Museum in Rossendale earlier in the day.

Our photographer was in Trawden to capture the scenes. Can you spot yourself?