In the Herald (March 17) you asked for memories of the Queen’s visits to Worthing.
In 1951, when she visited as Princess Elizabeth, I was 12 years old.
I remember, along with other children from various groups, standing on guard along the kerb side opposite the town hall where she was visiting and saw her depart. Even at that age, I felt very honoured and excited to see her.
On her latest visit in 1999, I stood out on our patio and waved to her as her helicopter flew very low over our garden as she left Durrington High School. I do hope she saw me, as I could see them.
I have always been interested in the Royal Family, especially the Queen. My father took my brother and I up to London, early on the Milkman’s train, to see the coronation which was so exciting.
There was a well organised street party in Ringmer Road for her Silver Jubilee. Also we were very fortunate to be invited to the Mayor’s Golden Jubilee party, in Steyne Gardens, which was a wonderful occasion.
Long may she reign.
Mrs Ann Miller
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