The day that Princess Anne came to Denny Abbey

PUBLISHED: 15:12 26 April 2018

HRH Princess Anne enters the kitchen of Walnut Cottage followed by museum manager Ann Wise.

HRH Princess Anne enters the kitchen of Walnut Cottage followed by museum manager Ann Wise.

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Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum played host to a royal visit earlier this month when HRH Princess Anne was given a tour.

HRH Princess Anne outside the wheelwrights with Mr Jim Watts and his daughter Jane SommervellHRH Princess Anne outside the wheelwrights with Mr Jim Watts and his daughter Jane Sommervell

Trustees, staff and volunteers said they were delighted and honoured by her visit, which took place on April 16.

The Princess Royal was guided around the site by museum manager Ann Wise and chair of trustees Dr Jane Williamson MBE.

HRH Princess Anne in the Village ShopHRH Princess Anne in the Village Shop

The tour started in the Abbey and moved on to Walnut Cottage where the Princess was fascinated by the kitchen and scullery.

After a quick peek in to the remains of the Nuns Refectory (14thC) she spent a while looking at the Wheelwright’s Workshop and chatted to Mr Jim Watts who donated the contents of the display to the museum in the 1990s.

HRH Princess Anne in Denny Abbey with Jane Willamson and others.HRH Princess Anne in Denny Abbey with Jane Willamson and others.

HRH Princess Anne went on to meet the museum’s education volunteers in the village shop and finally went on to meet the museum’s volunteers, partners, trustees and supporters.

The princess said hello and shook hands with all the 100 people that were there.

HRH Princess Anne and Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum manager Ann Wise.HRH Princess Anne and Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum manager Ann Wise.

The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays (and Bank Holiday Mondays) between 11am and 5pm.

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