Royal Wedding: Take a trip back in time to when royalty came to Rotherham

ROYAL wedding fever is sweeping the nation – and we’re celebrating by showing our readers the excitement when royalty visited Rotherham.

This week’s Advertiser features a four-page special packed with previously unseen photos of the Queen and other royals stopping by.

We’re also planning another big celebration of royal visits later in the year —and we want YOU to be a big part of it.

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When we appealed for readers’ memories of royalty coming to Rotherham online and in the paper, we were contacted by several people wanting to tell their stories, a couple of which are recounted on these pages.

But we want to tell more of them, which is where you come in.

Perhaps you were in the front row of the huge crowds welcoming Princess Margaret in 1953?

Did you grab a chat with the Queen at Herringthorpe Leisure Centre in July 1975?

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Maybe you met Princess Anne as she toured a rehabilitation centre in 1992?

Or are you old enough to recall the future Edward VIII, then the Prince of Wales, stopping by in 1923?

Our next royal publication will feature more of your memories as well as plenty more unseen photos and vintage news clippings from the Advertiser archives.

If you have any pictures of any royals visiting the borough or memories of meeting them, get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 01709 768000.

You can also send us your photos or memories through our Facebook page or on Twitter to @rotherhamtiser.