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Her Majesty the Queen's visit to Wigan, 24th June 1977
Photo: Bill Woodcock
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Item #: 33194
Taken from North West Station by my father, Ernest Woodcock

Comment by: Edna on 6th July 2021 at 09:11

I remember this very well.We were on the corner of Queen St. I wonder if the Queen was aware it was Queen St!!

Comment by: CJAlan on 6th July 2021 at 19:00

A great picture and sadly one we are unlikely to see again.

I wasn't old enough to remember the 1977 visit by the Queen, but I do remember her coming to Wigan again in 1986 to open the Orwell Pier complex and there were loads of people lining the streets of Wallgate like they are in this picture.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th July 2021 at 08:26

This is the Queen's Silver Jubilee of her Coronation. I'm old enough to remember her coming to Wigan 25 years previously. We came from School and we were lined up very near to where this photo is. All for a brief few seconds as she passed by in a huge black car. I remember it as if it was yesterday.

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