Queen's visit to St Andrews in 1954

Queen's visit to St Andrews in 1954

Thank you Heather Ainslie May for your picture and history (supplied May 2018).

Heather writes: 

I was looking for a date of the Queen’s visit to Warburton and I stumbled across your site.  My grandfather, Ronald Henry Chipperfield, greeted the Queen when she visited St Andrews in 1954.  He is in the attached photo shaking the Queen’s hand.  Princess Diana’s father Edward John Spencer or Earl Spencer is in the background.  He was the Queen’s Equerry at the time.  My grandfather owned first a grocery store and then a drapery in the main street of Warburton, where the curry house is now.  Around the time of my Grandfather’s death, my Mother wrote about her memories of Warburton as she realised that an era had passed.  I have attached that document for you as it really does paint a wonderful picture of Warburton in the early to mid 20thC. 

Kind regards,


Document here: PDF of Merle's Memories of Warburton

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