A Royal visit

A Royal visit

On Friday 21 July, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall started their annual summer tour of Devon and Cornwall with a visit to Blisland branch.

Prince Charles and Camilla toured the two counties and visited the local combined Post Office, shop and tea room in Blisland.

The community-owned branch has been run by volunteer Gerry Sutton, who has recently taken up the branch manager role. The image to the right right shows The Duke and Duchess being introduced to Gerry, along with Sonia Mellow, Shop Manager, and Ann Bogle from Blisland Community Association.

Gerry said: "It was an honour to have Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to visit, it was a part of a whistle stop visit to Cornwall, they visited our local church which is a very special place, attending a service as part of a celebration for the Duchess's birthday.

"I have only been in the new role for seven weeks, so a royal visit so early on is a real bonus!"

On their arrival the Royal couple enjoyed tea and scones to warm themselves up from the wet weather. They also met the shop manager, committee members and volunteers before meeting local people from the village, including a dog called Archie, who had braved the weather to come out.