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Princess marks prison anniversary

The 200th anniversary of a prison in Kent has been marked with a visit from the Princess Royal.

Princess Anne met staff past and present from Canterbury Prison and heard about its history over the past two centuries.

The front of the prison, which dates from 1808, still bears the carved inscription "House of Correction".

While in the county, the Princess also opened a centre built and designed for use by disabled children in Herne Bay.

Windchimes contains a spa pool, sensory room, computer room and a specially adapted kitchen.

Attached to the resource centre is a six-bedroomed house - The Beach Hut - where children with the most complex needs can stay for up to three nights to give their families a break.


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