Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited BBC Pebble Mill circa 1985.
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Chris Bates MBE
Pebble Mill press officer, Chris Bates, after receiving his MBE from Prince Charles recently.
The photo above featured in the February 2016 edition of the BBC retirees’ newsletter, Prospero: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mypension/en/prospero_feb_2016.pdf.
Prince Charles’ visit to Pebble Mill
Prince Charles visited Pebble Mill at some point in the mid 1980s. Here are a couple of memories from staff who remember the visit.
Tracy Crump, ‘I remember Charles coming. I worked in the kitchens. Eileen Bywater was my boss. I remember having to make chilled watercress soup.’
Marie Phillips, ‘I remember Prince Charles coming to Pebble Mill. Staff were gathered in the Foyer and a voice piped up – “Did yer use yer soap Sir?” A startled Prince said “Er, yes I did”. “Oh good, cos I’ve got it” replied Joycie Kite, who many will remember as a real character among Pebble Mill’s own Band of Cleaners before Contractors came in.’