Do you remember royal visit in 60s?

Duke of EdinburghChristine Beal writes with a question about a possible royal visit to the area in the 60s – and wonders whether anyone else remembers it?

Pic: HRH Duke of Edinburgh from November 2009. © Ann MacGillivray

She says: “I have been wondering for a long time about a question and wonder if anyone can answer it.  I grew up in Manor Farm Road and went to the schools. When I was in the junior school in the 60s I remember a member of the royal family visiting in the park, and I thought a helicopter brought them. But perhaps it’s just my imagination. Can anyone confirm this!!”


If anyone else can remember a royal visit to Bitterne Park, possibly involving a helicopter, do let us know by commenting below.

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