Queen formally opens Myerscough College on October 17, 1969

Remembering the Queen's special visit to Lancashire 50 years on

Lancashire College of Agriculture accepted its first full intake of students in September, 1969. And just weeks later the campus, now known as Myescough College, welcomed a special visitor to formally open the new facility 50 years ago this week.

The Queen’s visit on October 17, 1969 was the first of three over the past half century with return trips following in 1999 and 2015. The Royal visitor arrived to be greeted by dignitaries and college staff, before unveiling an official plaque outside the Lecture Theatre.

Queen arrives on the red carpet at Myerscough College
Queen arrives on the red carpet at Myerscough College
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Queen is greeted by dignitaries at Myerscough College
Queen is greeted by dignitaries at Myerscough College
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Queen meets senior officers on her visit to Lancashire on October 17, 1969
Queen meets senior officers on her visit to Lancashire on October 17, 1969
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Queen sets off on her tour of Myerscough College
Queen sets off on her tour of Myerscough College
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