Taking a trip down memory lane: 21 photos of when the Queen visited Wakefield in 2005
Taking a trip down memory lane: 21 photos of when the Queen visited Wakefield in 2005

Taking a trip down memory lane: 21 photos of when the Queen visited Wakefield in 2005

As Wakefield, and the country as a whole, is preparing to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this June, we took a look back at a visit Her Majesty made to Wakefield in 2005.

By Leanne Clarke
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 3:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 3:06 pm

The Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh by her side, were in West Yorkshire to attend the Royal Maundy Service at Wakefield Cathedral.

During her visit, 158 Wakefield pensioners, 79 men and 79 women, received some extra gifts from the Queen - one for each of the years she had lived at the time of her birthday on April 21 2005.

Celebrations to be held across Wakefield for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with £1K grants available to communitiesThey were each given given a red purse containing a specially minted £5 coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and a 50p coin marking the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary Of The English Language.

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