Above is a photograph from Council's Historical Collection: Crowds line Military Road, Neutral Bay Junction, to view the motorcade of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, February 1954 (Photograph by Robin Cale).
There was great interest in the visit of the Queen to North Sydney. Aldermen lobbied the Premier to alter the route so that it would head up the Pacific Highway. The Rector of St Thomas Church was particularly keen that she should see that building, but he was ultimately disappointed. However 48,000 school children saw her as she drove slowly through St Leonards Park.
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Posted on 9 September 2022