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The Queen in Suffolk

Flag-waving and fanfare in the warm July sunshine for the Silver Jubilee visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Sponsored film 1977 19 mins

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From early in the morning on July 11th 1977, patriotic revellers from all parts of Suffolk gather in Ipswich, entertained by Morris Dancers and a live concert performance, awaiting the arrival of Her Majesty the Queen. The royal cavalcade make their way to Tavern Street to rapturous applause, then complete a tour that includes a specially commissioned performance composed by Benjamin Britten, and ends with boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia at Felixstowe.