November 1974, and the Queen had gone on a walkabout in Bradford, talking to people about the poor weather which marked one of the wettest Royal visits to the North for 20 years.

The torrential rain soaked the official party as well as thousands of spectators lining the Queen’s route. But that did not dampen the people’s enthusiasm, and their patience was rewarded as the Queen stopped to chat with several groups on her way from the new police HQ to the City Hall.

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After the Queen had officially unveiled a plaque to open the new Civic Precinct, she then asked the Lord Mayor, Councillor Tom Hall, to explain the origin of the word Tyrls, before entering the new Police HQ.

Police kept watch from the roofs of the Alhambra Theatre and the Law Courts as the Queen wearing a bright salmon pink coat with a mandarin collar moved about the Precinct.

Were you one of those that got wet waiting for the Royal visitor?