Pasty maker Ginsters welcomed The Duke of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cornwall to its Callington-based bakery – a visit that coincided with its 50th anniversary celebrations.

During their visit Their Royal Highnesses met with employees, their families and local suppliers and also spent time with company apprentices and learned about Ginsters’ initiatives to promote sustainability. They were also able to view an exhibition telling the story of the organisation’s heritage and cut a birthday cake to celebrate the occasion.

In addition, The Prince and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a special anniversary summer garden party to mark the occasion, hosted by Sir David Samworth CBE DL and Life President of Samworth Brothers.

The visit was part of Their Royal Highnesses’ three-day trip to the south west, focusing on regional businesses that help bolster the area’s food and drink sector. Ginsters contributes in the region of £43m per year to the local economy.

“What a brilliant day and what an honour. We couldn’t think of a better way to mark 50 years of pasty making in the heart of Cornwall,” said Ginsters MD Kieran Hemsworth.

“The Duke and The Duchess were particularly interested to hear about our long-standing commitment to Cornwall, our investment into the county and our home here in Callington, the dedication of our people and meeting our suppliers who provide great-quality ingredients for us to make our award-winning pasties.”