Monday, July 28, 2014

Windsor Green

Windsor Green at the time of the Queens visit in 1963
The Royal and English theme first used in the naming of Elizabeth after Her Majesty the Queen, was continued in names in the Town Centre including Windsor Green. This park of three acres, was designed and prepared by the South Australian Housing Trust as the setting or two commemorative pieces of sculpture, the fountain and the dancing figures.

It was completed in time for the first Royal visit to Elizabeth on 21st February 1963. Here the Chairman of the Housing Trust Mr. J.P. Cartledge welcomed Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh and presented the Chairman of Salisbury District Council Cr. J.L. Lindblom. Several hundred invited guests listened to the Queen making her speech in which she said, “I am delighted to find that Elizabeth has grown into such an attractive and thriving community….” So that the Queen would not be troubled by flies during her visit to Windsor Green, the whole town centre and surrounding areas was sprayed with insecticide.
The lawns and trees grew to be one of Elisabeth’s most attractive features.

The Green was again the venue of a Royal visit in her second visit in 1977 when she was greeted enthusiastically by hundreds of residents and the Green decked out in bunting, flags and banners.

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