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Prince Charles sends paintings for royal exhibition at Towneley Hall
PRINCE Charles’s own watercolours will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at historic Towneley Hall exploring Burnley’s royal connections.
Curators have planned the event, which launches on Saturday, to coincide with the centenary of King George V’s visit to East Lancashire.
But they have also secured a coup in persuading the Royal Palaces to release a handful of his great-grandson’s own works for the seven-week long display, which will extend up to The Queen, Prince Philip and Charles’ tour last year.
The watercolour collection ranges from Scottish countryside scenes, painted while staying at Balmoral, to renderings of more exotic climes, like Turkey and Tanzania, from the deck of HMS Britannia.
The works on show include views of Tinzenhorn, near Davos, Switzerland, Casa Bosci, near Sienna, the Akarhanita mountain range in Greece and Beinn a Bhuird, across parkland at Invercauld, near Balmoral.
Coun John Harbour, the borough council’s leisure and culture cabinet member, said: “We’re rightly proud of our royal connections here in Burnley, especially our most recent accolade — a letter from Prince Charles congratulating us on being named Most Enterprising Place in the UK.
“This exhibition celebrates the interest the Royals have taken in our town, and we are especially honoured to have the Prince of Wales artwork displayed in the hall.
“We encourage everyone, both local and from further afield, to come and see what is going to be a very special exhibition.”
In 1913 King George V and Queen Mary visited more than 30 towns in an eight-day tour, part of which saw them take in Colne, Nelson and Burnley.
Burnley Library will stage a prince and princess storytime gathering on Wednesday, November 20, for under-fives.
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