The Queen greets the crowds during a walkabout outside Blackpool Tower, 1994
The Queen greets the crowds during a walkabout outside Blackpool Tower, 1994

Platinum Jubilee: 20 memorable pictures of Queen Elizabeth's Fylde Coast visits and the crowds who greeted her

As the Platinum Jubilee gets underway, we look back at the Queen’s several visits to the Fylde Coast.

By Claire Lark
Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 4:55 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 8:00 am

One of the most well-remembered occasions was in 1994 when she came to Blackpool for the Festival 94 celebrations and Rossall School’s 150th anniversary.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh also visited The Grand Theatre and Blackpool Tower for the first time. Naturally they were given a warm welcome by thousands of people who lined the roadsides and craned for views from the top of buildings, to catch a glimpse of their monarch. The Royal Variety Performances of 1955 and 2009 are included in the pictures as well as a visit to Weeton Barracks to present new colours to the 1st Battalion Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, on July 9, 1990.

There are some fabulous crowds shot too – if you turned out to catch a glimpse of the Queen you might spot yourself.

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