Monday, May 18, 2009

Royal visits

The announcement in Contact that HRH The Duke of Gloucester will be visiting Crich on Wednesday reminded me of earlier Royal visits and I found my old copies of The Journal.
1. The first Royal visit was by HRH Prince William of Gloucester on Monday 14th August 1972.
He is seen at the controls of Leicester 76 with Roger Benton. (Photo credited to Derby Evening Telegraph)

Posted by Picasa2. The second was by HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester on Wednesday 9th June 1976.
He is seen driving Blackpool 166 with Merlyn Bacon. (Photo credited to David Frodsham)
The October 1972 issue was the first one that I produced and perhaps I cropped the cover picture rather too enthusiastically.

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