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FLASHBACK: When Myerscough students and staff met King Charles

Thursday 4 May

Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III this weekend, we take a back look at when His Majesty met Myerscough College and University Centre students and staff.

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In 2017, six Myerscough agriculture students were given the honour of meeting The Prince of Wales, as he was then titled, along with then Principal, Ann Turner, and Senior Lecturer in Agriculture, Anya Westland, at Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang.

He met the students as part of his role as Patron of the Prince’s Countryside Fund, with Myerscough College awarded a number of grants from the Fund, to help students access training and complete courses particularly when it is key for them to have the appropriate certification to find work.

The students selected to meet him were: Brittany Neale, who was on an Advanced Apprenticeship in Agriculture; Chloe Hall and Ed Swindlehurst, who were on a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture; degree students, Tom Gerrard  and Amy Wilkinson, who were both on the BSc Agriculture programme; and Isheshe Jimawo, who was studying a Foundation Degree in Agriculture.

Meanwhile, in 2019, two Myerscough members of staff were awarded the MBE, with both receiving the honour at the same investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, presided over by King Charles.

Bernard Rimmer was recognised for services to the agricultural community, including a 50 year association with Myerscough, while Ann Turner, Principal and Chief Executive of the College between 2006 and 2018, was also presented with her MBE, for services to land-based education and training.