Memories of the Queen’s Visit – Nov 2010

With the Queen bursting onto the Social Media scene with a Facebook & Twitter account, we thought it would be a great time to remember her visit to our factory!

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On June 5th we were honoured to receive Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, who officially opened our new factory in Workington. Both were taken on a tour of the new premises and stopped to admire the work of two of our artists, David Cook & Linda Stevens.


Finally, as a memento of their visit The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were each presented with a wooden box hand crafted from English Oak and containing 24 of the last pencils made in our Keswick factory. The Duke commented ‘They will see us out!’

Speaking after the visit David Sharrock, General Manager said ‘It was a great honour for us to welcome The Queen and The Duke to our new home. Our staff were delighted to see them and to chat about their work.’

It was such a lovely day and an honour to see both the Queen & The Duke of Edinburgh – we just wish we could do it all again!