Brackley milestones marked with visit from dignitaries

The Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing opens Brackley Town FC dugout and watches walking football NNL-181109-172403009
The Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing opens Brackley Town FC dugout and watches walking football NNL-181109-172403009

Local dignitaries took a tour of Brackley on Tuesday to mark several milestones across the town.

The Duke of Gloucester was due to visit the town, but was unable to due to ill health, so Lord Lieutenant of Northants, David Laing, carried out the honours instead. He was accompanied by the high sheriff of Northants, James Saunders Watson, council leaders, Brackley mayor Mark Morrell and other past mayors.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing opens Brackley Town FC dugout and watches walking football NNL-181109-172416009

The Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr David Laing opens Brackley Town FC dugout and watches walking football NNL-181109-172416009

Mr Laing visited Brackley Town Hall, which has just undergone a £3million refurbishment, and was taken on a tour of the building by the architect.

He also visited Brackley Town Football Club, pictured, which won the Buildbase FA Trophy final at Wembley Stadium in May. He unveiled a plaque related to the club’s new dugouts and irrigation system and watched the club’s Walking Football players, inset.

A tea party was held and entertainment was provided by X Factor contestant Jacqueline Maynard.

A visit was then made to the almshouses and to the official opening of The Radstone Primary School.