Royal visit to Bucks by the two Jubilee Queens

Sir Ludwig Guttmann with the Queen at the opening of the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in 1969. Copyright: WheelPower and the Mandeville Legacy Project
Sir Ludwig Guttmann with the Queen at the opening of the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in 1969. Copyright: WheelPower and the Mandeville Legacy Project
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AN EXHIBITION showing pictures and memorabilia from Royal visits to Buckinghamshire has opened at the County Museum in Aylesbury.

It tells the story of visits by Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II – known as the two Jubilee Queens, because they are the only British Monarchs to have sat on the throne for 60 years.

Visitors can expect to see pictures of Queen Elizabeth II at Raf Halton in 1953 and opening Stoke Mandeville Stadium in 1969. There are also details of visits by Queen Victoria between 1837-1897

David Erskine, the museum’s visitor services manager, believes the county can be proud of the way it celebrates Royal occasions.

He said: “In fact in Aylesbury in 1837, which was Queen Victoria’s Coronation, there was a festival in Aylesbury.”

>The display includes pictures from the archives of The Bucks Herald. It is free to enter and runs from May 19-September 18.

For more details visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/museum