2nd day of The Countess of Wessex’s visit to Cornwall

Today, 19th September, The Countess of Wessex continued her visit to Cornwall. HRH’s day started at Coastline Housing in Crowntown. Coastline Housing Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit housing association owning and managing over 4,100 homes. The company’s purpose is to build great homes and offer great services provided by great people. Coastline Housing received the prestigious Investors In People Gold award re-accreditation in September 2015.

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photo Toby Weller – Pro Photographer Cornwall via Coastline Housing Facebook – click on pic to be redirected to view full gallery of HRH’s visit

In many areas of Cornwall, high house price rises have excluded many people from owning their own home. Thousands of families have registered for affordable rented housing in the county and many more are known to be in need. With a growing annual turnover – currently £24 million – and staff totalling over 250, Coastline Housing’s contribution to solving this problem and improving people’s lives continues to increase. For more information visit this link.

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photo Toby Weller – Pro Photographer Cornwall via Coastline Housing Facebook – click on pic to be redirected to view full gallery of HRH’s visit

The Countess visited Plovers Field, which I assume is sort of Coastline Housing’s estate that is available either for rent or to buy (a house). During her visit, The Countess was greeted by school children from nearby Sithney County Primary school. Judging from the pictures Sophie toured the estate and met some of Coastline Housing customers. HRH also met local girls from Rainbows (Girl Guides). UPDATE: press release of HRH’s visit is available to read here.

Later The Countess visited HM Coastguard Station in Falmouth. CGOC Falmouth opened in 1981. It is responsible for civil maritime search & rescue for most of the coast of Cornwall. The area begins at the Devon & Cornwall border on the north coast of Cornwall, and includes Lands End and the Isles of Scilly, up as far as Dodman Point on the south coast. The area also extends out to 30 degrees west and to 45 degrees north. This gives the station the biggest Search and Rescue region of any station in western Europe – around 660,000 square miles. You will learn more here. For now, I wasn’t able to find any information about this portion of HRH’s visit.

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photo posted with kind permission from photographer Toby Weller – Pro Photographer Cornwall.

The Countess concluded her day with a visit to Harbour Lights Fish and Chip Shop in Falmouth. It is owned by Pete and Sue Fraser, owners of the shop use only fish from sustainable sources and chips are made of Cornish potatoes. The restaurant has stunning views of Falmouth harbour and is accessible to all – they even have a braille menu. The staff are very friendly and happy to advise on the menu. The restaurant is also particularly suited to private functions and has baby changing facilities on site.

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photo posted with kind permission from photographer Toby Weller – Pro Photographer Cornwall.

Harbour Lights have been Crowned ‘Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year 2017’ at this years National Fish and Chip Awards in London. During her visit, The Countess was presented with flowers by pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. HRH also received a plaque featuring a bronze mackerel. The Countess was seen taking part in one of the marine food sustainability exercises designed for schoolchildren and run by sustainability experts.

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photo posted with kind permission from photographer Toby Weller – Pro Photographer Cornwall.

Sophie also had a chance to taste restaurant’s award winning menu. This post will be updated once more information will be shared. Tiny article can be found via Daily Mail, click here. My kind thank you to Toby Weller – Cornish photographer who took beautiful shots of HRH’s visit and kindly agreed for me to use his photography on the blog.

Outfit & jewellery:
Emilio Pucci Embellished stretch-wool jacket.
GABRIELA HEARST Spencer stretch-wool skirt.
Pangolin Earrings in Sterling Silver by Patrick Mavros. I believe the smaller, 2,5 cm version.
Skagen Ladies’ Nicoline Refined Watch.
Beauchamps of London, Codrington Clutch – Navy EXOTIC Python Print Calf Suede.
GIANVITO ROSSI Bari 85 patent-leather court shoes in pale pink. 

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