Update: Watch rare video footage of the wonderful day Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Hitchin back in 2012

By Layth Yousif

8th Sep 2022 | Local News

VIDEO: The day Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Hitchin - watch rare video footage of the wonderful day. CREDIT: FILM INFINITY
VIDEO: The day Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Hitchin - watch rare video footage of the wonderful day. CREDIT: FILM INFINITY

Update: Watch rare video footage of the day Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Hitchin in 2012

Since the Queen died at Balmoral on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of mourners have laid flowers up and down the country, including Hitchin Market Place, as well as Buckingham Palace, Sandringham House, Windsor Castle and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

More than 1m people are expected top file past the Queen's coffin in Westminster Hall during her lying in state later this week.

With so many in Hitchin and surrounding areas, across the county - and the world - mourning The late Queen, memories drift back to that wonderful day ten years ago, when the Queen paid a visit to Hitchin Market Place.

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Watch that long-lost joyful day here

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During that happy, long-lost Olympic summer, a short film capturing the visit of The Queen to Hitchin in 2012 was shot.

Made by Hitchin-based Film Infinity, utilising a mixture of time lapse and real time footage the video captures the excitement felt by the massed crowds in Hitchin Market Square.

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Watch that long-lost joyful day here

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Hitchin marked the 70th anniversary of The Queen's reign in June, with hundreds of people gathering in Market Place to experience the celebrations, with many singing 'God Save The Queen', 'Jerusalem' and 'Land of Hope and Glory'.

Aged 96, the Queen represented stability and continuity for the United Kingdom, from the early 1950s to the 21st century. Many in Hitchin were also present the day the monarch visited market square during the wonderful summer of 2012.

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Watch that long-lost joyful day here

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THE QUEEN VISITING HITCHIN ON JUNE 14, 2022. CREDIT: FILM INFINITY

THE QUEEN VISITING HITCHIN. PICUTRED WITH KEITH HOSKINS ON JUNE 14, 2022. CREDIT: FILM INFINITY

     

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