Visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Belize in 1958
The Land Rover is on the Barracks, the building in the background is the Belize Club.
Second photo not from Belize, just shows what Princess Margaret looked like....
This visit in 1958, did two things for Belize, the collassing and naming of Circular Road, as "Princess Margaret Drive" and the establishing of an improved water supply for sections of Belize City.
Circular Road was that road that served as a horse race track that ended by Barracks - and later was the access to Hone Park, (where Marion Jones stadium is now located).
In this picture Princess Margaret is being accompanied by the Governor, Sir Colin Thornley and was welcomed by students, girl guides and citizens at the New Town Barracks. English vehicle too. Rightside steering wheel.
I remember that day as I was one of the students from St. Hilda"s College that welcomed her. All the different schools were present on that special occasion .
I was on the street waiting for her to pass. She was elegant and beautiful and waving her hand to the people.1.The vehicle is a Land Rover and were popular for hard work in difficult places. You should be proud of having a street named after Princess Margaret.
I was also there. We took a boat ride around the Royal yacht Brittannia on the Pamelyne owned by Jimmy Currie.
I fainted from the heat on Barracks green. My Great Grandmother took me home cursing up a storm!!!
The Official photographer on that chequered shirt is Paiz Acosta
I remember I was about 7 or 8 years old and the entire school went to the Belize airport and we spelled welcome on the ground with our bodies it was beautiful and such a long long time ago.
l was in Corozal as a child my parents listen to her arrival on the radio they had big celebration in Belize City.and at the airport when she arrived .I surely don't remember the year.We saw her picture because it was in the newspapers throughout the country of Belize At the time she looked beautiful.
I remember all the schools went out to the barracks and waited for her.
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Princess Margaret in Belize 1958
Princess Margaret's Tour Final Scenes - 1958
There was a Citizen's Procession in Belize, British Honduras, in honour of Princess Margaret's visit. The Government house was floodlit for the banquet, at which the Princess met the leading citizens of the country. The Princess then posed for the camera with the Governor, Sir Colin Thornley and his wife. Home by "Britannia", her Majesty the Queen welcomed her sister at London Airport.