Plimmerton gets the royal treatment

Our historian Allan Dodson is looking through his vast photo archive and every month will give us an image or two to enjoy and speculate upon.

1953 Plimmerton Entry – waiting for the Queen

This month we take a look back through the archive to when the Queen came to town in 1953 (driving past still counts!) and 1973 when she opened the local QEII Wetlands.

1953 Reenacting the Coronation of Queen-Elizabeth II Plimmerton School

The 1953 visit included the Plimmerton School presentation where some residents may be recognised.

Taupo Swamp Royal visit

In 1973 the Queen visited Plimmerton and opened the Taupo Wetland.
Click here for more background information from QEII Trust.
There is a young John Burke in the background!

1953 Plimmerton SH1 Royal Tour