Visit from Prince Charles

Taking a look back from when Ark Stained Glass received a visit from Prince Charles in 2012.

As part of his tour around Herefordshire, our Hereford studio was chosen as one of the places of interest for Prince Charles.

HRH Prince Charles visits Ark Stained Glass
HRH Prince Charles visits Ark Stained Glass, greeted by Studio Manager Tony O’Donnell

Arriving in the afternoon, Prince Charles took great interest in the work we were doing and had many questions for everyone there. Tony, studio manager, took him round the studio showing him how we produce a stained glass window from meeting the designer, to cutting the glass, painting the glass then leading and cementing. He had a lot to ask about the restoration process we were undertaking at Manchester University and how our young apprentice was getting on, and took time to test his knowledge on what he’d learnt with us.

HRH Prince Charles trying to get a smile from the young team member
HRH Prince Charles trying to get a smile from the young team member
HRH Prince Charles discussed the latest Atlanta window with the designer
HRH Prince Charles discussed the latest Atlanta window with the designer
HRH Prince Charles with Bryan Paveley, London Manager, and our apprentice
HRH Prince Charles with Bryan Paveley, London Manager, and our apprentice
HRH Prince Charles testing the apprentice's cutting skills
HRH Prince Charles testing the apprentice’s cutting skills
HRH Prince Charles speaking with painter
HRH Prince Charles speaking with painter
HRH Prince Charles greeted by Birmingham Manager, Jon Watson
HRH Prince Charles greeted by Birmingham Manager, Jon Watson
Talking with the team
Talking with the team

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