September 16, 2022

MEMORIES OF HER MAJESTY, QUEEN ELIZABETH II

As we mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the above is an original 1954 duotone print, drawn by Charles William Grineau, known as Bryan de Grineau (1883-1957), of the highlight of the Royal tour of the West Riding of Yorkshire.  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the great reception in the Cutler’s Hall – her first visit to the city on 27.10.54 bringing back memories for many.

The Royal party visited The English Steel Corporation in the afternoon, followed by a performance of a special masque at the University before attending the reception at the Cutlers’ Hall in the evening.

She also visited Sheffield as part of her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1975, also in 2003 and in 2010.

THE QUEEN PRESENTING MAUNDY MONEY IN SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL 2.4.15

On Maundy Thursday, 2.4.15, thousands of people lined the streets of the city centre of Sheffield as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived to present Maundy Money to 89 men and 89 women at the Cathedral.

After the service the Maundy recipients and their companions made their way to the Cutler’s Hall and were treated to a wonderful lunch.

Such treasured memories of her Majesty who was beloved by so many and will be so deeply missed.