Flag_of_Lesotho.svgUTASS have been asked by the Durham Diocese to host part of a visit by King Letsie III of Lesotho, his Queen and their Royal Party on the afternoon of Saturday 25th June 2016. We apologise for the late notice, however, specific information about the visit was embargoed by the Diocese until today 24.6.16.


The Royal Party are due to arrive at UTASS at 2.30pm, spend about 50 minutes with us then head down to the Auction Mart where there will be a range of topical demonstrations taking place. The Royal Party are due to leave the Mart at about 4pm – heading up the dale to visit a hill farm.


We hope that you will be interested in giving the King, Queen and their Royal Party a warm Middleton – in – Teesdale welcome and you are also welcome to look at the various activities and exhibitions taking place at the Mart.


We are looking for Volunteers to sit in on a mock auction of sheep at the Mart. If you are interested you would need to be at the Mart for 3.15pm. If you want to know more about the visit – please contact UTASS on 01833 641010 or pop into the office today.