Princess Alexandra marks Shropshire Star's 50-year milestone

Princess Alexandra visited the Shropshire Star this afternoon as part of its 50th birthday celebrations.

Princess Alexandra marks Shropshire Star's 50-year milestone

She toured the newsroom in Telford as part of a busy day of engagements in the county.

Her Royal Highness met staff involved in all areas of the Star's production after being welcomed by Midland News Association chairman Douglas Graham.

Editor Martin Wright, who conducted the tour of the newsroom, said: "We are delighted the princess is able to join us at the Shropshire Star for what will be a highlight of our very special year."

The princess was at Tickwood Farm, near Much Wenlock, this morning, where she was opening a zip wire for wheelchair users.

Tickwood Hall was the home of Lady Katherine Dugdale, who was a long time lady-in-waiting to the Queen, and her husband John.

Their son, Edward, and his wife Anna were today hosting the royal visit, showing their guest around some of the 400 acres of the working farm where disabled children get the chance to experience learning at the heart of the normally inaccessible woods.

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