Special county exhibition for Queen’s visit

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Northamptonshire will be showing off what it has to offer when the Queen visits Corby today.

As part of the event, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), alongside Northamptonshire County Council and the Lieutenancy Office, will be showcasing the best that Northamptonshire has to offer in an exhibition that includes a pair of Queen Victoria’s shoes courtesy of Northampton Museum’s Footwear Collection, a Formula 1 car, a vintage reconstruction of a 1970s living room with representatives from the forthcoming Vintage Festival at Boughton House, food and drink producers and a specially commissioned Diamond Pie to be presented to Her Majesty.

NEP director of economic development Sajeeda Rose said: “The Diamond Jubilee tour is an historic occasion for every region of the UK. We are delighted to be involved and to take the opportunity to showcase the best of Northamptonshire in front of a Royal audience.”

Northamptonshire County Council leader Cllr Jim Harker added: “It’s wonderful that we have the opportunity to present to The Queen some of the finest examples of what Northamptonshire can offer.

“This is also an incredible honour, not just for me, but for the county as a whole. I am also delighted that as part of Her Majesty’s visit, she will also be visiting the County Council’s library at Corby Cube. This is a real chance to show off the significant attractions, heritage and opportunities this county has to offer.”

The Queen will tour Corby’s international swimming pool and The Cube which is home to the council offices, library and theatre.