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Prince Charles Visits Stranraer
Stranraer youngsters had a special treat on Friday - their
own personal visit by Prince Charles.
and teachers from Rephad School lined up at London Road
Playing Fields to greet the Royal visitor. But, instead
of climbing straight into his helicopter for a flight
to Whithorn, Prince Charles walked across to the waiting
youngsters and down their lines, speaking to them and
to teachers. Only then did he return to his aircraft for
the flight and, as the helicopter passed overhead, it
hovered and bowed to the cheering children.
head teacher Mrs Pat Martin, who was one of those Prince Charles
stopped to speak to, told the 'Free Press'
expected he would have the time. To make time for us was
main purpose of his visit to the region was to visit Whithorn
and also to privately meet the Solway Harvester families at
Isle of Whithorn.
of the Solway Harvester Appeal John Scoular told the 'Free
Press' after the royal visit
was a very successful visit and it was much appreciated
by the families.
was a very private occassion and the Prince really went
out of his way to make everybody feel relaxed and he chatted
to each and every member of the families".
for the Whithorn area Sandra McDowall said
has certainly won a few hearts here. It has been a great
day for the area".