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HRH The Prince of Wales visits Moon

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On 10th September 2015, HRH The Prince of Wales visited us at Abraham Moon as a part of a busy daylong visit to Yorkshire.

During what was a tremendously exciting day for the company and employees alike, HRH spent time touring our mill and very graciously speaking to a large number of our staff in every department, before visiting our newly renovated showroom to meet and greet not only directors and dignitaries but our longest serving employees and apprentices too.

All of this took place between visits to other good causes such as the HRH founded Mosaic initiative and the Ure Salmon Trust in Wensleydale.

We also hosted over sixty other delegates and visitors in the showroom with customers such as Laura Ashley, Barbour, Harrison Spinks, and Maison Ilkley, as well as those from the Campaign for Wool, whose numerous supporters included Blur bassist and farming & cheese enthusiast Alex James.

 

In his capacity as Patron of the Campaign for Wool, The Prince of Wales supports the woollen industry not just here in the UK but throughout the Commonwealth, taking a great interest in everything from the sheep farmers on the field to the workers in the mills such as Margaret Fisher in our packing department.

Margaret, 76, has been working in the trade for over 61 years since leaving school and is still going strong here at Abraham Moon. It’s fair to say she stole the show with HRH and the visiting media with her quip “[of HRH’s visit] we’re simply all over the moon!”.

On behalf of MD John Walsh, the directors, and all of the staff here at Abraham Moon and the wider community in Guiseley we would like to thank The Prince of Wales for his visit and genuine interest in all things Moon whilst he was with us.

Official images from the day will follow soon in part two!

You can find out more about The Prince of Wales’s support for the wool industry and his initiative, Campaign for Wool, here.

 

 

 

Selected Media Links

Clarence House official release

ITV Yorkshire News story

Daily Mail (middle of article)

Ilkley Gazette article

Telegraph and Argus article

 

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