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Prince Charles to visit shoe factory
Jan 11, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Prince Charles will meet workers at a shoe factory during a visit to Northampton later this month.
The future king will be returning to the town in central England for the first time in just over five years when he arrives there on January 22.
Full details of his visit are yet to be confirmed by Clarence House but he will be visiting shoemakers Crockett & Jones, the high end shoemaker which has been based continually in the town since it was founded in 1879.
He will be meeting workers at the company's factory and is likely to do a walkabout outside to meet the crowds of well-wishers.
Northampton North MP, Michael Ellis, told the Northampton Chronicle: 'This is going to be a fantastic day for the town and for my constituency of Northampton North. The prince will be able to see first hand just how Northampton is going places and how it is benefiting from the likes of the Waterside enterprise zone and companies such as Crockett and Jones whose excellent workers are exporting their business from here all over the world.
'It should be a really wonderful occasion and I know Northampton will give him a really good welcome.'
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