The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, came to Greater Manchester on a glorious day where the sun shone and the crowds came out in their thousands.
The Queen first visited Angel Square, the magnificent Coop glass building on Mill Street, Manchester. She viewed the Atrium watched by hundreds of members of staff who hung over the balconies to get a glimpse of the monarch. After touring a number of the floors to appreciate the story of the development of the Co-operative Movement she returned to the Atrium to officially declare the building open to thunderous applause.
HM went on to visit the new Factory Youth Zone in Harpurhey where she was greeted by the Chair of the Youth Zone, Mrs. Kate Vokes. HM was escorted on tour of the building where she met many of the young people who engaged in Boxing, Gymnasium work, Cooking and other activities before officially opening the building.
After a very busy morning The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a lunch at Gorton Monastery where 200 people were gathered. She arrived to loud cheers from local people and from three local schools who had provided a guard of honour.