Opening of Queen’s Wing 1957

Queen’s Wing was opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother in 1957.

You are now able to view a film made at this time which is available on YouTube.

It shows the young Queen Elizabeth accompanied by the Principal Miss Skillicorn and Senior Student Miss Hazel Wilson. The film starts with the preparation for the visit, the Queenn’s arrival, informal tour of the college including viewing an exhibition of student’s arts and crafts where she is presented with a woven stole made by second year student Mary Holman. Luncheon then takes place in the Great Hall.Guests are then seen gathering in a marquee on the Terrace Lawn and the Queen declares the New Wing open. Queens Wing Opening 1957The inscription commemorating the ceremony is then unveiled by drawing  the college flag  to one side. Finally the Mayor accompanies the Queen’s Mother to the main gate for the farewell.


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