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Days Gone By: What are your memories of The Princess Royal visiting Felixstowe College?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 July 2018

The students meeting Princess Anne after their performance earlier in the day Picture: JOHN KERR

The students meeting Princess Anne after their performance earlier in the day Picture: JOHN KERR

The Royal Family have paid many visits to Suffolk over the years - and this time we have turned back the clock to when Princess Anne travelled to Felixstowe in 1980.

Many turned out to greet the Princess on her arrival Picture: JOHN KERRMany turned out to greet the Princess on her arrival Picture: JOHN KERR

The Princess Royal was shown around Felixstowe College on a bright and sunny day. Guests gathered outside the venue to greet her.

Princess Anne arriving for her visit Picture: JOHN KERRPrincess Anne arriving for her visit Picture: JOHN KERR

Excited staff then took the Princess Royal around various classrooms, before she was treated to a dance performance. She met with the students involved later in the day.

Many waiting outside for Princess Anne's arrival Picture: JOHN KERRMany waiting outside for Princess Anne's arrival Picture: JOHN KERR

The Princess Royal regularly visited the girls’ school on speech days, and to attend official openings of new facilities.

Princess Anne watching the performance. Picture: JOHN KERRPrincess Anne watching the performance. Picture: JOHN KERR

The now-closed Felixstowe College was one of the country’s top independent schools, attended by daughters of the wealthy from home and abroad until it shut its doors in 1994.

Some of the students putting on a performance for the visit Picture: JOHN KERRSome of the students putting on a performance for the visit Picture: JOHN KERR

Did you go to Felixstowe College? Share your memories by emailing our picture desk.

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