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A Royal Visit

WHAT A JUBILANT ATMOSPHERE!

 

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, came to Bedford this week to visit The Higgins Bedford, the newly opened museum and art gallery.

 

Crowds gathered to get a glimpse of the Prince, when following his visit to The Higgins Bedford he then walked through the town to attend a Christmas Tree Festival at St. Paul’s Church.

 

Mayor Dave Hodgson, said: “It was great to see people of all ages out to enjoy the royal visit in Bedford. His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, took time to speak to as many people as possible amongst those who had come out to give him an extremely warm Bedford welcome.”

 

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The Higgins Bedford is attracting visitors from far and wide. His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, seemed to enjoy his visit to Bedford’s Castle Quay area and we were delighted to greet him.”

 

During his visit to The Higgins Bedford, His Royal Highness met with staff, local watercolour artists, school children, lace-makers and representatives of the High Street Regeneration Project.

 

Since The Higgins Bedford opened in June this year, it has attracted culture vultures from across the country, and beyond. 

 

Bedford Borough Council’s £5.8m project holds world-class collections including works by Turner, Picasso and Warhol.

 

For more details on The Higgins Bedford, including information on its latest exhibitions, contact Gemma, at Bedford Borough Council, via gemma.hutton@bedford.gov.uk or visit The Higgins Bedford’s website at http://www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk/

 

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, also visited Bedford in 1998 when he opened the Bedford Butterfly Bridge.

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