Ron met the Queen as part of her tour of the North West. Ron was asked to invite the Queen to unveil the Accrington Coat of Arms in the £2m refurbished Market Hall in the town. Hyndburn Borough Council and the Government’s Local Enterprise Growth Initiative funded the refurbishment of the Victorian hall.
The nice surprise of the day was a very large billboard sized picture placed at the front of the Market Hall depicting images from Ron’s achievements. Ron felt a very proud man and quite humbled by his day back in his hometown. Ron later appeared on BBC News to talk through his day with royalty.