SLIDESHOW: Princess Anne visits Barnsley

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A new school was given the Royal seal of approval when Princess Anne opened it officially yesterday.

The Princess Royal visited Horizon Community College on Dodworth Road in Barnsley as part of her visit to the town.

She opened the school officially by unveiling a plaque and signing its guest book.

The Queen’s second child had a tour of facilities, met pupils, and watched a Tour de France-themed performance.

She also visited Barnsley Riding for the Disabled, as she is patron of the association, and Barnsley Citizens’ Advice Bureau, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

She officially opened the new CAB offices in Wellington House in the town centre, and met trustees, staff and volunteers.

The princess, who is patron of the CAB, unveiled a plaque and received flowers from Freyja Methley, aged eight, who is the granddaughter of CAB chairman Alan Methley.

Pat Heath, Barnsley CAB chief executive, said: “As a local charity we are extremely proud of the support we have provided to local people in Barnsley over the last 50 years and it was very pleasing to be able to tell the Princess Royal about our work and achievements over that period.

“We are very appreciative of the fact she has officially opened our new offices.”




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