TWENTY four years ago, on Sunday, August 31, 1997, the nation woke to the shocking news that Diana Princess of Wales had been killed in a horrific car accident in Paris.

The shocking events of that day are still much talked about, her memory kept very much alive, with a statue unveiled this year in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.

We take a look back at a number of visits that Diana - known as the People's Princess - made to the Bradford district.

On the morning of September 12, 1991, Diana arrived to take a tour of Shipley Resource Centre.

The day centre for adults with learning disabilities had long been preparing and was teeming with staff, service users, their families and volunteers, all hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal guest.

The visit had been postponed from an earlier date when, instead of coming to Bradford as planned, Diana rushed to tend to her eldest son, Prince William, who had been hit on the forehead by a golf club on his school putting green.

But when it went ahead it was a great success.

She also visited clothing manufacturer Damart in Bingley, where staff and visitors waved flags as they waited for her to arrive.

In July 1989 Princess Diana visited Manorlands Sue Ryder Hospice in Oxenhope, meeting staff, patients and their families.

The Princess visited Saltaire in May 1987 where she enjoyed meeting residents and looking around Salt's Mill.