2012 May: A Royal Visit

On Tuesday 1st May 2012, Sherborne received an official visit from HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. The rain stopped and the excitement in the town grew as the Queen arrived on the Royal Train. The official procession moved up South Street and into Half Moon Street to the Abbey. Afterwards, the visit moved to the Digby Memorial Church Hall and then back to the station.

The royal car waiting for the arrival of HM The Queen and HRH Duke of Edinburgh

The engine pulling the Royal Train, with its special Diamond Jubilee livery, arrives at Sherborne station

Her Majesty is welcomed by Dorset’s Lord Lieutenant

The royal party is introduced to the local dignitaries, including the Mayor, Marjorie Snowden

Her Majesty leaves the station

The royal car waits for the royal couple to leave the Memorial Hall

Goodbye! It’s been lovely to see you!

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