13 December 2000
Save rural heritage, pleads Charles
By FWi staff
THE rural crisis is destroying traditional skills and driving young people from the countryside, warns Prince Charles.
The Prince made a heartfelt plea for more support for the countryside during a visit to a North Wales craft centre, reports the Daily Mail.
He said: “What they are doing here shows how important it is to preserve traditional skills for which there is a growing market.
“There is a real danger that people who have been born and bred here will be forced out because there will be no economic future.”
The Prince is a well-known champion of rural causes, most recently donating money to aid pig farmers hit by swine fever restrictions.
- Prince gives cash to pig farmers, FWi, 29 November, 2000
- Daily Mail 13 December 2000 page 7