13 May 2020 – From Brian Cockram

Hi Reg

I found these photographs showing Her Majesty’s visit to HMSO St Crispins, 30 April 1986, which may be of interest. As I remember the day it was great occasion. Hope you are coping with the furlough!


Hello Brian, My word, that takes me back. All those people, looking 34 years younger. How many in the crowd can our readers name? We’ll take young Jim McGregor, looking very much up for it, as a given, and no points for spotting HMQ being serenaded by the late Controller, William Sharp. I like the street scene, taken from a window in St Crispins. The old place wouldn’t be fit for a Royal Visit these days.

All the best, Reg