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The Queen & Prince Philip at Liverpool Street Station, 29th May 1981

The Queen & Prince Philip at Liverpool Street Station, 29th May 1981


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The Queen & Prince Philip at Liverpool Street Station, 29th May 1981

This image shows The Queen & Prince Philip walking with officials at Liverpool Street Station in London on 29th May 1981. The timing of the photograph and the poster in the background about flooding indicate that this visit may have been linked to the aftermath of the snow storm of April 1981 which caused widespread flooding, and the construction of the Thames Barrier

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Media ID 20746727

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1980s Duke Duke Of Edinburgh Elizabeth Ii Prince Prince Philip Queen Queen Elizabeth Ii Royal Royal Visit Royalty 1981 Elizabeth 2 Flooding Liverpool Street Liverpool Street Station The Queen


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we catch a glimpse of a historical moment as The Queen and Prince Philip grace Liverpool Street Station on May 29th, 1981. Walking alongside officials, their presence exudes regal elegance amidst the bustling London backdrop. The timing of this photograph holds intriguing significance. A poster in the background alludes to widespread flooding caused by an unprecedented snowstorm that struck just weeks prior in April 1981. It suggests that this royal visit may have been linked to assessing the aftermath and progress made in constructing the Thames Barrier—an ambitious project aimed at protecting London from future calamities. As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gracefully strides forward, her radiant smile reflects both strength and compassion for her people. Prince Philip, ever loyal by her side, emanates his characteristic charm and resilience. This image captures not only a snapshot of British royalty but also serves as a testament to their unwavering dedication towards their subjects' well-being. The visit to Liverpool Street Station symbolizes unity with those affected by natural disasters—a reminder that even during challenging times, leadership remains steadfast. Preserved within this remarkable print is an indelible piece of history—one where tradition meets modernity; where duty intertwines with empathy; where hope triumphs over adversity.

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