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

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 February 2018

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

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

Princess Alexandra talks to nurses at the openingPrincess Alexandra talks to nurses at the opening

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.

Patients and members of the community wait to meet Princess AlexandraPatients and members of the community wait to meet Princess Alexandra

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

Princess Alexandra had a tour of the facilityPrincess Alexandra had a tour of the facility

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

Princess Alexandra gives a speech at the openingPrincess Alexandra gives a speech at the opening

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

Princess Alexandra at the opening of the Hayward Unit at the Heath Road hospital in 1979Princess Alexandra at the opening of the Hayward Unit at the Heath Road hospital in 1979

To share your own pictures and memories with us, or to reveal the names of someone in the photographs, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

A crowd of officials listens to an address by Princess AlexandraA crowd of officials listens to an address by Princess Alexandra

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