2022 Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, the Friends found a novel way to put a smile on the faces of both rail users and local residents.
Building on the 2013 Royal visit, the Friends purchased life-sized figures of the Queen, Prince Charles and four Grenadier Guards which were displayed in the booking office.
The Queen and her Guards then took a Northern Rail train to Piccadilly station and back. They also all popped into her pub, ‘The Elizabethan’ , for a free quick drink. Finally, ticking off yet another bucket-list experience, she had a ride on the world famous 192 bus.
Lady Barbara Judson, one of our FofHCS committee members, led this project.