The Queen at the Great Yorkshire Show in her Silver Jubilee year of 1977.

Eight retro pictures that show how Harrogate celebrated the Queen’s Golden Jubilee

Her Majesty the Queen is celebrating 70 years on the throne - the first British monarch to ever reach a Platinum Jubilee.

By Gemma Jimmison
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 2:31 pm

Her Majesty the Queen is celebrating 70 years on the throne - the first British monarch to ever reach a Platinum Jubilee.

Jubilee celebrations in the UK date back to 1809. This will be the Queen’s fourth, following her Silver (1977), Golden (2002) and Diamond (2012) Jubilee events.

This year’s celebrations will culminate in a four-day UK bank holiday running from today until Sunday.

All the pictures on this week’s retro page were taken back in 2002 at the Golden Jubilee, with the exception of the main image, which shows the Queen visiting the Great Yorkshire Show during her Silver Jubilee year in 1977.

Send your pictures and celebrations of this year’s Platinum Jubilee to: [email protected]

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