Double visit by Princess Royal

Princess Anne visiting Boston Stump to open the new facilities.
Princess Anne visiting Boston Stump to open the new facilities.

PRINCESS Anne will make two stops in the Daventry area during a visit next month.

The Princess Royal will be in Daventry on Thursday, February 7, to open a new warehouse for Hankook Tyre UK on the town’s Heartlands business park.

She will be cutting the ribbon in her role as patron of the charity Transaid, which aims to improve the lives and prospects of people in developing countries by improving their local transport links.

Tony Lee, managing director of Hankook Tyre UK said: “Hankook Tyre UK has been based in Daventry since 1997.

“The continued increase in market share has led to the need for an additional stock holding facility which shall be located on Nasmyth Road on the Heartlands business park.

“The increase in capacity will allow us to improve the service and supply to our highly valued customers.

“Hankook Tyre UK has an established partnership with the charity, Transaid, having provided support to them for over six years.

“We take every opportunity to support them in their valuable work to improve transport across Africa and other developing countries.

“We are delighted that HRH The Princess Royal, patron of Transaid, has chosen to come to Daventry to commemorate our recent expansion.”

On the same day as opening the warehouse the princess will visit Brixworth Country Park where she will attend the dedication of a memorial to those who have died in fires across Nothamptonshire.

Sheldon Fenning, chairman of the Northamptonshire Fire Brigade Union, said: “This memorial is for anybody who has died in fire and other brigades have similar ones.

“Brixworth Country Park was chosen as it’s a tranquil place open to the public and it provides a suitable place for anybody to go and remember those who lost their lives in fires.

“The Princess Royal is patron of the Firefighters Memorial Trust.

“The FBU welcomes the creation of the memorial and that HRH The Princess Royal is to open it, which shows just what level of importance has been attached to it.”