Rotherham District Civic Society
Protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham
Her Majesty's Visits to Rotherham
May the 14th, 2012

October 27th 1954:

The Royal Party visited Rotherham as part of a post-Coronation tour of Britain.

A special balcony was erected on the corner of the old Town Hall to enable Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to greet the massed crowds in the Town Centre.

July 29th 1975:

The Queen and Prince Philip arrived at Masbrough Station at 11.20 hours. The Lord Lieutenant then presented the Mayor (Councillor J.S.Crowther) and the Mayoress, and a number of local dignitaries.

The Royal Cars and Civic Cars then drove in procession to the Herringthorpe Leisure Centre. Further presentations were made and the Royal Party were then escorted into the Leisure Centre to see the Leisure Pool and the main Sports Hall.

Later, when Her Majesty and Prince Philip entered the Town Hall the Royal Standard was flown.

A luncheon was served, followed by the Loyal Toast and the National Anthem.

At approximately 2.15pm the Royal Party left the Town Hall, and the Royal Standard was lowered. The Royal Party then left by car for Barnsley.

12th December 1986:

HM The Queen arrived by Royal Train at Doncaster Station. After inaugurating the £22m Doncaster Leisure Park the Royal Party travelled to the Brampton Centre at Brampton Bierlow.

In the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor and Mrs Jack Skelton, council dignitaries and Members of Parliament etc the Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque and officially opened phase 1 of the Brampton Centre. After meeting a number of tenants of the business units the Queen was escorted to the adjoining Leisure Centre.

The Royal Party then dined at Barnsley Town Hall before travelling to the Hillsborough Football Ground.

June 1991:

The Queen paid a visit to Clifton Park to celebrate the centenary of its opening. On this occasion she was escorted by the Mayor Councillor Oscar Hartley.




April 1994:

The Queen visited Wath to inspect the National Headquarters of the Church Ladsí and Church Girlsí Brigade on Barnsley Road.

May 24th 2001:

Her Majesty The Queen had been scheduled to visit the Magna Science Adventure Centre to perform its official opening. However, two weeks prior to the greatly anticipated Royal Visit Buckingham Palace sources revealed that the visit had been postponed following Tony Blairís announcement that the general election would take place on June 7th.

Although it had been hoped to reschedule the visit for later in the year this never took place. The Duke of Edinburgh did however visit Magna in November 2004.