Princess Anne will unveil a memorial to Northamptonshire’s firefighters at Brixworth Country Park tomorrow.
The memorial was commissioned by the fire service to commemorate and honour Northamptonshire’s firefighters and to provide a quiet place for reflection for people who have been affected by fire in any way.
Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage (Con, East Hunsbury) the county council’s cabinet member for public protection said: “It is a great honour to have a member of the Royal Family unveil this important memorial which recognises all the firefighters who unreservedly risk their lives for our safety every day.
”The rural surroundings of Brixworth Country Park are a very appropriate home for this memorial, giving all people affected by fire a quiet and naturally impressive place to reflect and remember.”
The memorial is 9ft tall and made from black granite.
It will be dedicated by The Right Reverend John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth and will be formally unveiled by the Princess, who is also a patron of the Firefighters’ Memorial Trust.
Children from Brixworth Primary School and Walgrave Primary School will also attend the ceremony and a child from each school will present the Princess with a posy.
During a lengthy visit to the county tomorrow, the Princess will also visit Northamptonshire Police’s criminal justice centre on the Brackmills Industrial Estate and open a new tyre warehouse in Daventry.