Saturday, 27 February 2016

HM The Queen MANCHESTER February 2008

February 2008. After arriving at Manchester's Victoria Railway Station, The Queen is pictured having visited the 
URBIS Exhibition Centre.

Photographs Copyright: Paul Ratcliffe

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Princess Diana HULL February 1991

In February 1991, Diana Princess of Wales is seen visiting the AIDS Action Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire.

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HRH Prince Charles BRADFORD February 1992

In February 1992, HRH The Prince of Wales visited Bradford in West Yorkshire. 
Firstly visiting the Marlborough Road Doctor's Surgery, and then  lunch at the YMCA.

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

HRH Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall ROTHERHAM February 2009

HRH Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall on her visit to 
South Yorkshire in February 2009. 
She visited Rotherham's General Hospital to visit the Osteoporosis and Bone Health Service. The visit ended with the Duchess laughing as she got to her car and forgot she had passed her handbag onto a lady to hold, so she quickly retieved it...!

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

TRH The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall - HARROGATE February 2016

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Harrogate International Festivals, the Prince and Duchess visited the Royal Hall 
in the town. 
As well as meeting enthuastic crowds, some plant pots (with humans inside them!!!!) entertained the Royal Couple!

Photographs Copyright: Paul Ratcliffe

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Diana, Princess of Wales THURNSCOE February 1993

Diana, Princess of Wales visiting the Thurnscoe Family Centre, South Yorkshire - February 1993.

As always there were lage crowds there to see the Princess so she went the other way, thsat meant I raced up a back street to get a position on the walkabout higher up! 
The gentleman standing next to me offered her a tray of uncooked chicken he had just won in a raffle, the Princess politely refused his gift!!  Things like that only ever happen on a royal visit!!!

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Friday, 12 February 2016

HRH The Prince of Wales BRADFORD February 2001

The Prince of Wales visiting the Little Germany Re-Generation project in Bradford in February 2001.

The Prince came face to face with an unusual protest. 
Some ladies protesting about the planned closure of their swimming baths, and they braved the February Cold to wear Bikini's!!

The area is one with lots of Architecture, as seen with the chair and grandfather clock on the street!

Photographs Copyright Paul Ratcliffe