Nostalgia: Prince Charles visits Chichester Cathedral

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Prince Charles introduced to the Mayor of Chichester Jean Le Bourlier-Woods, flanked by Andrew Tyrie MP .031897-5
Louise Adams

031897-5_Chi_Prince2_LA Prince Charles introduced to the Mayor of Chichester Jean Le Bourlier-Woods, flanked by Andrew Tyrie MP .031897-5 Louise Adams

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HUNDREDS of Cicestrians gathered in the rain ten years ago this month for a special day in the city’s history.

Prince Charles visited Chichester in early June, 2003, and the Chichester Observer naturally covered the event in great detail, with numerous pictures, which are reproduced here.

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Margaret Johnson Chairman of West Sussex County Council.031897-7
031897-7_Chi_Prince2_LA Margaret Johnson Chairman of West Sussex County Council.031897-7

The prince viewed extensive refurbishment work at the cathedral and met individuals who had donated thousands of pounds each towards its restoration.

Prince Charles met members of the restoration team, including stonemasons, and congratulated them.

“Thank God there are still skilled tradesmen like you. Well done,” he said.

He was visiting the cathedral as patron of the Chichester Cathedral Millennium Endowment Appeal.

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Leaving the Cathedral and recieving a rose from the Northgate House School.031897-3

Louise Adams
031897-3_Chi_Prince2_LA Leaving the Cathedral and recieving a rose from the Northgate House School.031897-3 Louise Adams

He was shown the most recent restoration work by the dean of Chichester, the Very Rev Nicholas Frayling.

As he left the cathedral, he was greeted by dozens of cheering children from Prebendal School and hundreds of members of 
the public.

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Meeting people outside the Cathedral.031898-15
031898-15_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June Meeting people outside the Cathedral.031898-15
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On arrival.031898-28
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Prince Charles chatting to residents and employees at the new alms houses in Chichester.031898-1

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031898-1_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June 03 Prince Charles chatting to residents and employees at the new alms houses in Chichester.031898-1 Helen
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Receiving gifts.031898-14
031898-14_CHI_PRINCE ks Receiving gifts.031898-14
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Prince Charles enjoying his trip to Chichester Cathedral.031898-3
031898-3_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June Prince Charles enjoying his trip to Chichester Cathedral.031898-3
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Prince Charles signs the books.031898-12
031898-12_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June Prince Charles signs the books.031898-12
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Talking to the choir.031898-18
031898-18_CHI_PRINCE ks Talking to the choir.031898-18
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Chatting to the public outside the Cathedral.031898-8
031898-8_CHI_PRINCE ks 6 June Chatting to the public outside the Cathedral.031898-8
 

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