The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour in Burnley

PUBLISHED: 17:40 22 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:32 20 February 2013

The Queen travelled by barge to the Weavers’ Triangle (Photo: Paul Grover/Rex Features)

The Queen travelled by barge to the Weavers’ Triangle (Photo: Paul Grover/Rex Features)

Thousands line the streets - and the canal - as The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour comes to Lancashire

The people of Burnley have a special place in their hearts for the Royal family and they showed their affection with an enthusiastic welcome for Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.

Prince Charles is no stranger to the town six of his charities, including the Princes Trust, have worked to help with the bid to revitalise this one-time cornerstone of the cotton industry.

All eyes were on Burnley as the three most senior members of the House of Windsor visited as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour. The Queen spoke of her great pride at the work the Prince Charles had done there.

Crowds gathered alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal as the Royal party boarded a barge to the towns Weavers Triangle, where they attended the start of the Princes Regeneration Summit.

Later, the Queen, wearing a pale green dress and coat, toured Burnley College and its University of Central Lancashire campus. Following lunch at Burnley Football Club, they moved on to Accrington, unveiling a plaque in the market hall and attended a reception at the town hall. The following day they visited Warrington and Liverpool.

The print version of this article appeared in the July 2012 issue of Lancashire Life
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