Nostalgia video: Prince Charles at Burnley Town Hall 2008
Among them was Harry Dahmke who captured this video of the Royal visitor who was in town to visit the Lancashire Digital Centre in Bancroft Road.
On the day-long visit in February 2008 he was met at Burnley Manchester Road Train Station by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, and taken to Burnley Town Hall where Burnley Air Cadets formed a guard of honour.
The Prince met Burnley Council’s then leader, Gordon Birtwistle, chief executive Steve Rumbelow and mayor Peter McCann before a private meeting to discuss the regeneration of Burnley.
Later, the Prince visited the Lancashire Digital Technology Centre where he opened a new workshop at engineering firm BCW.
He met members of the Muslim community involved in the Mosaic programme, as well as business leaders involved with the Prince of Wales’ Seeing is Believing scheme and popped into Burnley Youth Theatre where young people on the Prince’s Trust’s Acting Up Programme displayed their acting skills.
In his busy schedule, the Prince also managed to explore the Burnley SPACE youth bus and saw the Weavers’ Triangle from a narrowboat on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal