Friday, June 6, 2014

The Queen's speech

The Housing Trust of SA produced a film on the Queen's visit to Elizabeth in 1963.  Her Majesty gave a short public speech at Windsor Green to those gathered.  Here is what she said.

The Queen arrives at Windsor Green
"I am delighted to find that Elizabeth has grown into such an attractive and thriving community.

No one could fail to be impressed by the design of the houses, each with its carefully attended gardens, with the green open spaces, the avenues of trees and the general air of well being.

I have visited several of the 'new towns' built in Britain since the war, including Hemel Hempstead, which I am glad to hear has such close ties with Elizabeth.

The test of any community is its ability and willingness to govern itself for the benefit of all its members.

My husband and I have been delighted to be able to come and see Elizabeth and so many of its people and we are most grateful for your very kind and loyal welcome.

May this town and its people prosper and develop in the years to come".

Her Majesty unveiling the fountain in Windsor Green


Her Majesty leaves the Holden's factory

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