THOUSANDS of Bradford schoolchildren sang to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the city’s Park Avenue Cricket Ground on October 28, 1954.

Nearly 18 months after the Queen’s Coronation, the Royal couple visited Bradford and travelled around the cricket ground in an open-topped Land Rover. An orchestra played on a specially assembled platform and around 30,000 schoolchildren sang the National Anthem and other songs they had spent several weeks rehearsing.

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