Her Majesty is particularly remembered by the residents of Bagshot for the two occasions in recent times that she visited our parish church of St Anne.
The first was in 1974 to celebrate the centenary of the parish, the second in 1990 to unveil a memorial plaque to Lady Patricia Ramsay (Princess Patricia).
Princess Patricia was the younger daughter of the Duke of Connaught. She lived locally and had regularly worshipped at St Anne's.
It is understood that as the young bride of the Duke of York (who was later
to become King George VI on the abdication of his elder brother, King Edward
VIII) Her Majesty had worshiped at St Anne's when staying at Bagshot Park
as the guest of the Duke of Connaught who was her husband's
|Very many of the tributes paid to Her Majesty have
reflected on her gift for talking to people with such interest that they
feel for that moment that they, alone, are the most important person in the
Whether talking to a civic dignatory or a child in the crowd, so many Bagshot residents will have cherished memories of the Queen Mother's visits to our village church.
Photos: Rob Speirs