Video memories: Prince Charles visits Burnley 2008
Prince Charles is well-known for his strong ties with Burnley and his passionate interest in the town.
Over the years he has pais several visits, including this one in 2008, during which he visited the Lancashire Digital Centre in Bancroft Road, which we captured on video.
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 crowds welcomed him and Burnley Air Cadets formed a guard of honour.
The Prince was then met by Burnley Council’s then leader, Gordon Birtwistle, chief executive Steve Rumbelow and mayor Peter McCann in advance of a private meeting to discuss the regeneration of Burnley.
Later in the day, 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.