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.