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1985 - HM Queen visit

On route to Duchy Farm, Caldecott on 3rd May 1985

(Image by Dr Adrian Burch)

On the 3rd May 1985, HM Queen Elizabeth II, in her role as the Duke of Lancaster, and accompanied by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, visited a number of Duchy of Lancaster tenants in East Northamptonshire, including farmer Graham Hill of Duchy Farm, Bidwell lane, Caldecott.

Court Circular (3rd May 1985)

"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited the South Survey Estates of the Duchy of Lancaster in Northamptonshire today.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Wellingborough station in the Royal Train this morning and were received by her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire (Mr John Lowther).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Higham Ferrers Town Hall and were received by the Chairman of East Northamptonshire District Council (Cllr Clive Wood).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, escorted by Mr Michael Ridley (Clerk of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster) and Mr Kenneth Parsons (Surveyor of Lands, South Survey), then toured the South Survey Estates of the Duchy of Lancaster, visiting New Farm, Higham Ferrers (Tenant, Mr R.Seaton) and Duchy Farm, Chelveston (Tenant, Mr G.Hill)..."