Queens visit to Bootle 1977

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Queens visit to Bootle 1977

Postby Petersh » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:52 pm

Ive been searching for ages now for photos of the Queen visiting Bootle and specifically South Park to inspect a parade there. The reason I ask is that myself and my brother and a friend managed to break through the police cordon and chased behind the Queens car and were nearly able to jump on the back until we were swept up by some soldiers and thrown out of the park. I remember when we got back to school we were made to stand up in front the the school for a bit of a telling off but in the nicest possible way.

If Anyone knows any archive were I could search that would be a great help thanks
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Re: Queens visit to Bootle 1977

Postby efc46 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:20 am

I remember the 1953 visit our school(gray street) walking up Knowsley road towards the clinic and John Pinnington (pinnead) walked into a lamp post knocked himself out as men we still all had a good laugh john has now passed on this is what is what is so good about the B.T. so many memories pop up
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Re: Queens visit to Bootle 1977

Postby lily8 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:56 am

Maybe you could check with the Echo for this date:::: 21 June 1977 - Royal Visit to St. Helens, Liverpool and Bootle
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Re: Queens visit to Bootle 1977

Postby WatsonTommy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:37 pm

she came to open the queensway tunnel and inspected me :D and all the lads of 238 SQD from park street T/A barracks BOOTLE :D GEORGE SHANNON TOOK THE PARADE x irish guards we saluted arms to the QUEEN in the south park by the cenotaph 8) back to barracks never got a free bevvy though never liked the royals after that :roll:
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Re: Queens visit to Bootle 1977

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:31 pm

Tommy, the Queensway tunnel was opened on 18 July 1934 by King George V, have you been on that salt fish again? :wink: :D :D
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Re: Queens visit to Bootle 1977

Postby Matt » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:13 am

My father was one of the Boys Brigade members from St Matthews Church
that lined the route for the opening of The Queensway Tunnel.He would have been
99 last September ,he was nearly 16 at the time so how old are you Tommy?
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