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85 Fleet Street, London EC4: Press Association Photos

The Queen visiting Highbury Fields during her Silver Jubilee tour of North London 6 Jul 1977

RCIN 2007269

The Silver Jubilee, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Queen’s accession, was a year of celebrations nationwide. The six Jubilee tours in the UK and Northern Ireland covered thirty-six counties. The Queen’s tour of North London included visits to Camden, Islington and Hackney, and wherever she went she was greeted by flag-waving crowds, cheering their monarch with enormous warmth and enthusiasm. During the Silver Jubilee year more than 100,000 congratulatory cards were received by The Queen, and 30,000 Jubilee medals were distributed.