A Wooley Welcome for Prince Charles

Prince Charles visited Bradford yesterday and received a warm welcome, above link to the Yorkshire Post article.  We hope that he stopped and looked at some of our yarns during his visit to Bradford City Hall where the "Campaign for Wool" display was held from the local textile industry.

The Prince of Wales looks at wool products on display during his visit to promote the Campaign for Wool in Bradford

"The prince praised sheep farmers and the rural culture they support. "Up and down the United Kingdom – and indeed in many other countries – they are the backbone of the countryside. They support a way of life that not only maintains the wonderful landscape so that others can enjoy it but also a rural culture which in so many ways defines national identity. I think we need to do all we can to ensure that these hardy souls, hefted like their sheep, get the price that they deserve for the work they do."

The support was welcomed. Frank Langrish, chairman of the British Wool Marketing World, said: "All the major wool producing countries in the world are working together on this."

Published Date: 23 November 2010

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