The Queen in Hastings June 1997
The Queen in Hastings June 1997

When The Queen visited Hastings in 1997: A look back in pictures

Thousands of people turned out to welcome Her Majesty The Queen to Hastings on Friday, June 6, 1997.

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 4:16 pm

During her visit, she officially opened Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and visited the Old Town, where she was presented with a winkle by the Winkle Club.

She then went on to the Fishermen’s Museum and Shipwreck Museum, before lunch and a tour of the old Hastings College site. She also visited West St Leonards Primary School, where she unveiled a plaque before departing via a helicopter from the school field.

(Images copied from 6x4 prints)

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