ROYAL OPENING FOR DUDLEY
The Princess Royal is to officially open the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust’s new visitor centre. The centre, christened The Portal, is home to an exhibition of the history of Dudley Tunnel and its limestone caverns, plus a learning suite and function room. At the event on 14 March, open to invited guests only, Princess Anne will take a tour of the centre, meet individuals who have played a key role in the project and unveil a plaque. Trust Chairman Jeff Luesley said: “The Princess Royal’s visit is a real culmination of everybody’s hard work on this seven-year project.