BBC ask: Do you remember the Queen’s visit in 1957?

Harlow is 70: Why I Came Here / Sat 21st Dec 2019 at 03:26pm

THE BBC are making a film looking at how Britain has changed in the past 70 years during the course of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, from the beginnings of the welfare state, to the Northern Ireland peace process and Thatcherite Britain.

It will show how the country and its people have changed beyond all recognition; from politics and the economy to industry and technology. From our working life to our family life; what we eat to how we dress; how we spend our money and what we do in our free time.

They are particularly interested in the building of New Towns in the 1950s and the hope and rebuilding they represented after the War. They will be visiting Harlow and would love to speak to anyone who may remember meeting the Queen in 1957 during her visit to the town.

They are very interested in speaking to anyone who remembers the challenges of moving to a new town and starting fresh, as well as having memories of the Queen’s visit.

If you have any memories to share, please contact Sara Ahmad at [email protected] or 07723 044013.

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4 Comments for BBC ask: Do you remember the Queen’s visit in 1957?:

Barry Stockley
2020-10-13 15:32:49

Is the photograph taken ouside the old woodwork and metal work shops at Mark Hall school? I left Mark Hall in 1967. It certainly looks familiar after all these years. Happy days i enjoyed at school !!

Derek budd
2022-06-04 18:53:53

I was 5 years old a pupil at tany's dell primary school. we were all given a union jack to wave and lined up along the road waiting for the queen to arrive.it was a cold day .but worth it as she drove past giving her famous wave.

Evelyn Evans
2022-09-08 19:04:25

Memories of the Queens visit to Harlow are now in my thoughts as the sad news of the Queens death has just been announced.I was a pupil at Mark Hall Technical Modern School.It was a magical day,I was 14 at the time.

Mrs Marion law
2022-09-15 22:39:06

When the queen and duke came to Harlow in 1957 to open Edinburgh way they came to mark hall school my class was chosen to perform for them in the gim we had a ball rolled it on the floor done a somersault and caught it very special day they were with the head master Mr Palmer the queen was wearing a royal blue dress and hat the duke came and spoke to us

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