In July 1965 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh came on tour to the Isle of Wight, paying a short visit to Ventnor as part of it.
Arriving in Ventnor, the royal visitors went first to Ventnor Park where the Queen planted a tree to commemorate the occasion and met Mr Frederick Yelf of St. Lawrence, aged 105. The Queen and Duke then went on to the Winter Gardens via Belgrave Road. On the night before, the twenty-foot-long Rolls Royce, to be used by the Queen and Duke, had made a test run along Ventnor’s narrow streets.
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