Queens visit 1961

The queen inspecting the guard at Corby

By Michael Mahon

Photographs kindly supplied by Mr A Segasby
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Corby on Film

Film of Corby circa 1960

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This page was added by Michael Mahon on 25/04/2012.
Comments about this page

I was at Hazel leys when the queen passed by,we all ran up the town to see her there,then and my mum took us down to the railway station to see her off..Great day.

By Cynthia Cynthia
On 05/09/2012

I was a full time student at Corby Technical College when the Queen & the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit the Northamptonshire Technical Library housed in Corby Library.The Queen's car came down George Street turning left in between the tech & library.We students ran down the embankment to see them up close and gave a roaring cheer.Their majesties entered the library at the back door. A great day.

By Malcolm Burlington
On 02/10/2012

my dad was presented with a medal from the queen Jack Weaver has anyone any photos please?

By hilary watt
On 25/06/2014

I remember the queen visit I was at hazel lees school and we all lined up to see her pass.I had a flag to wave and a new outfit.

By Mary Milner
On 11/09/2015

My family had a very interesting and different take regarding this memorable Corby day in 1961. It was the day my sister was born!

We were living in Argyll Street, and my Mum went into labour. Because I had nearly died at my birth in 1957, my folks were very anxious to get into Kettering hospital as quickly as possible to avoid complications.

However, when the ambulance finally arrived, it was not that simple.

Because our house was located within a few hundred yards of the bus station, and because the Queen was there, most of the roads were closed to traffic. Despite my Mum being in an urgent need of getting to Kettering, the police kept on refusing passage of the ambulance through the closed roads.

Apparently, they eventually found a way through using a less-than-direct route.

My sister was born just fine, and calmness must have returned to my Mum and Dad. But, I often wonder if this was the reason for my parents having a "less than favourable" view of the monarchy for the rest of their days!

- Kenneth J. Kerr

By Kenneth J. Kerr
On 23/11/2015

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