Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Queen visits again - 1977


Queen Elizabeth & Elizabeth City Mayor,
Joyce Eastland

A blaze of royal colour greeted the Queen’s visit to Elizabeth, as red, white and blue banners, bunting and flags  lined the area around Windsor Green, on Monday 21 March 1977.  The 160 staff of John Martins department store lined the Buttery balcony as the store closed for 30 minutes while the Queen was here.  On sale were scarves featuring the Queen and Prince Philip, as well as flags, silver trays and cups.
The Department of Education invited local schools within a reasonable distance of the Royal route to form groups at certain points along the road.
The Queen’s schedule for the visit was planned in detail. Her Majesty escorted by the  Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Elizabeth, Mrs Joyce  Eastland and Councillor H.W.R Eastland, walked through Windsor Green and then escorted to the Mayor's Parlour where drinks were served.  After mingling with the 60 assembled guests Her majesty was invited  to view Elizabeth from the Balcony of the Council Chamber.
An hour later the Royal couple depart for a tour of the Kaiser Stuhl winery.

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