Newly unearthed reports and recordings show Prince Charles actually loves Leadmill

He described it as ‘a building well-restored’

Staff at The Leadmill digging through the archives have found a tape and press cuttings featuring Prince Charles speaking about his visit to the venue in 1988.

The recordings from November of that year were found by club promoter Freya Gill-Stevens on the 'Leadmill Beats' casette tape.

They feature the Prince speaking about his visit, in which he describes it as "a building now well-restored."

He goes on to say: "It houses a theatre, live music venue, educational and training centre, not to mention a restaurant, bar, nightclub, and, they say, it makes a profit!"

HRH Prince Charles visited every Sheffield indie kid's favourite haunt in November 1988, during his visit to Sheffield as part of his ongoing work supporting the life and culture of inner-city areas.

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Two days after he turned 40, Charles was presented with a birthday cake in the shape of The Leadmill building, which even included individual pigeons and brickwork.

Thoughtfully, the cake was then taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the enjoyment of staff and patients.

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Sadly, it is unlikely that Charles stuck around for one of the famous club nights, but his visit goes to show that at least one Sheffield club now has the royal seal of approval.

Rumours that him and Camilla will be attending Bierkeller for a meet and greet next month are sadly unfounded.

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