Royal visit to Rhossili - 4th July 2006
This was no ordinary day in Rhossili. From the early part of the morning
the Police presence had been highly visible and a buzz of excitement and
expectation spread through the village capturing both residents and visitors
Yesterday, after many hours of tireless work from the Rhossili Village
Hall Committee and local residents in fundraising for the extension to
the new Village Hall, the carpets were finally laid. (Incidentally we
still need £20K to fit out the kitchen so if anyone has some spare
pennies laying around....)
Their Royal Highnesses and their entourage arrived at Rhossili Village
Hall at around 2pm escorted by six police on motorbikes. They were greeted
by residents and visitors and children from Knelston school singing in
They proceeded into Rhossili Village Hall where they met residents and
members of organisations from Rhossili and around Gower; Rhossili Village
Hall Committee, Rhossili Youth Club, local farmers, Rhossili Community
Council, The Young Farmers, The Countryside Council for Wales, The Gower
Society, The RNLI, and the Women’s Institute.
After signing the visitor’s book and unveiling a commemorative
plaque they left the hall and again spoke with gathered onlookers before
leaving to travel the short journey to St Mary’s Church in Rhossili.
They then walked down to the National Trust shop to have a guided tour
of the Vile before departing by helicopter.
For Their Highnesses' forthcoming diary visit http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/diary.html