Days Gone By: Princess Alexandra opens Hayward Unit at Ipswich Hospital, 1979

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant

Royal visits always attract a huge crowd, and that proved no different when Princess Alexandra visited Ipswich Hospital in 1979.

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant

The Honourable Lady Ogilvy made a speech at the opening and shook hands with many of the people who attended, including dozens of doctors, nurses and patients, and those from the local community.

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant

Princess Alexandra, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, also enjoyed a tour of the facility during her visit.

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant

Did you attend the opening of the new unit at Ipswich Hospital over 30 years ago?

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures taken from our archives?

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant


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A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit

A huge queue of people headed to Ipswich Hospital for Princess Alexandra's visit - Credit: Archant

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