Photo: Bill Woodcock
Item #: 33195
Great picture, shoddy looking red carpet
Good picture, wrong date.
This picture is taken at the top of the main stairs near where the station Cafe and BTP office is now located.
The trains from that platform only travel south down the West Coast Line.
Are the Royals leaving or arriving at North West? If they have just arrived, then they have travelled from the North.
Am I right in thinking they toured the Country throughout that Summer?
Apologises - my question in the last entry should read 'North Western' not 'North West'.
Monday 20th June 1977.
She had visited Lancaster and Preston prior to coming to Wigan. After Wigan, I think she travelled by car to Leigh.
I was on nights this day, or I would probably have been involved in the policing of the event.
I remember the Queen coming to Leigh where I was working at the time.Every deapartment was allowed two people to go and see the visit.Myself and an apprentice won the draw and it we decided to go and have a few pints on works time.We finished up in the White Lion and when we came out the Queen was just arriving and was straight in front of us.About a week later someone said we were on a photograph in a local photographers window ,which we were with the Queen waving.Never ever seen the photo again but wish I had bought a copy.