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Royal opening JLP01_09_820800

Shire Hall, Shinfield Park, Shinfield, Wokingham, Berkshire. Lewis Moss, Chairman of Berkshire County Council, greeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the official opening of the Shire Hall, headquarters of Berkshire County Council.
Laings South London Region started working on Berkshires new County HQ at Shinfield Park in early 1976 and completed building work in 1980 with the official opening taking place in April 1982. At the official opening, attended by the Queen and Prince Philip, there were 5000 local schoolchildren lining the street outside the building

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Royal Opening of Shire Hall - A Historic Moment in Berkshire's History

EDITORS COMMENTS
. In this photo print, we witness a momentous occasion as Lewis Moss, Chairman of Berkshire County Council, extends a warm greeting to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during the official opening of the magnificent Shire Hall. Located at Shinfield Park in Wokingham, Berkshire, this iconic building served as the headquarters for Berkshire County Council. The construction of this grand structure began in 1976 under the supervision of Laings South London Region and was completed in 1980. The long-awaited official opening took place in April 1982 with great pomp and splendor. The event was graced by the presence of not only Her Majesty but also Prince Philip. As captured by camera crews and film crews alike, one cannot help but be mesmerized by the scene outside Shire Hall. A jubilant crowd comprising 5000 local schoolchildren lined the streets to catch a glimpse of royalty and partake in this historic celebration. This photograph immortalizes an extraordinary moment that symbolizes both progress and tradition. It showcases how local government institutions like Berkshire County Council play a vital role in shaping communities while honoring age-old customs through royal ceremonies. Preserved within Historic England Archive's collection, this image serves as a testament to our rich heritage and reminds us all of the significance attached to such monumental events that shape our collective memory.

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