Royal appointment at transport museum

The Duke of Gloucester on a visit to Tresham College in Corby last year
The Duke of Gloucester on a visit to Tresham College in Corby last year
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The Duke of Gloucester will unveil a plaque and take a train ride during a visit to Rushden.

He will be visiting Rushden Transport Museum at Rushden Station on October 3 as part of three trips around the county that day, including to 78 Derngate in Northampton.

The event was arranged after members of the group won the People’s Choice award at the Heritage Awards in 2012, organised by Northamptonshire Museums and Historic Houses Forum. The Duke, who is a patron of NMHH, attended the event.

Treasurer Dave Clipston said: “He expressed to his staff that he’d like to see us in any visit to the county. We are going to be showing him around the museum, tell him how we came about and what we are hoping to do.

“We’ll take him for a little ride on the train and then he’ll be shown around the award-winning real ale bar. Then he will be unveiling a plaque.

“I think it’s an honour.”