Monday, June 04, 2012

The Queen at Lubenham

The Harborough Mail has an interesting local angle for the Jubilee holiday:
On several occasions from the 1920s to the 1970s, the royal family were informal visitors to Thorpe Lubenham Hall, as guests of the Wernher and, later, the Phillips families. 
Crowds would gather to watch as they walked to and from services at All Saints Church in Lubenham. 
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh visited in June 1949, three years before she became Queen. 
There was another visit in March 1956, with a young Princess Anne and Prince Charles in tow.
The full story has some photographs too.

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