VIDEO AND PICTURES: Queen at 90: We look back at her visits to Doncaster

The Queen at Doncaster railway works
The Queen at Doncaster railway works

Happy 90th birthday Your Majesty!

Yes, The Queen celebrates her milestone celebration today - and to toast her big day, we’ve delved back into our archives to dig out some pictures of her Royal visits to Doncaster down the years.

With her interest in horse racing, Her Majesty has been a regular visitor to Doncaster Racecourse over the years, enjoying the St Leger on a number of occasions.

You can watch this British Pathe clip of her visit to Town Moor in 1953 when she was greeted by cheering crowds shortly after her Coronation as she paid a visit to town to cheer on her own horse Aureole in that year’s running of the world’s oldest classic horse race.

Accompanied by Sir Winston Churchill in the Royal Box, the newly-crowned Queen could only watch the horse finish third, the race being won by Premonition.

But she has also undertaken a number of factory and community visits too and has met mayors, civic dignataries, councillors as well as scores of local people, workers, children and many more during her reign as monarch.

The Royal party in the parade ring at the St Leger meeting of 1955. The Queen and Princess Anne (far right) take an interest in the parade of horses before the big race.

The Royal party in the parade ring at the St Leger meeting of 1955. The Queen and Princess Anne (far right) take an interest in the parade of horses before the big race.

So celebrate her 90 years with a right royal trip down memory lane!

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The Queen pictured as she alights from her car on her arrival at Doncaster Racecourse for the St. Leger - 12th September 1956

Queen Elizabeth II The Queen pictured as she alights from her car on her arrival at Doncaster Racecourse for the St. Leger - 12th September 1956

Queen Elizabeth II at Bawtry - 7th September 1955 The Queen shakes hands with the Hon. J.B. Coventry, Director of Tattersall's, on her arrival at the famous Tattersall's ring

Queen Elizabeth II at Bawtry - 7th September 1955 The Queen shakes hands with the Hon. J.B. Coventry, Director of Tattersall's, on her arrival at the famous Tattersall's ring

Queen Elizabeth II - visit to Doncaster - 12th December 1986
The Queen is welcomed to the site of the Doncaster Leisure Centre complex by the Mayor of Doncaster.

Queen Elizabeth II - visit to Doncaster - 12th December 1986 The Queen is welcomed to the site of the Doncaster Leisure Centre complex by the Mayor of Doncaster.

The Queen leaves the Doncaster  Apprentice Training School 29 July 1975

The Queen leaves the Doncaster Apprentice Training School 29 July 1975

The Queen at Doncaster with Ron Gillies

The Queen at Doncaster with Ron Gillies

The Queen at Doncaster Racecourse
12th July 1977

The Queen at Doncaster Racecourse 12th July 1977

Finningley, 29th July 1977

The Queen inspects members of the Women's Royal Air Force during today's visit to R. A. F. Finningley, near Doncaster fo rthe Silver Jubilee Review of the R. A. F.

Finningley, 29th July 1977 The Queen inspects members of the Women's Royal Air Force during today's visit to R. A. F. Finningley, near Doncaster fo rthe Silver Jubilee Review of the R. A. F.

Queen and Prince Philip Outside the Mansion House Doncaster 29 J

Queen and Prince Philip Outside the Mansion House Doncaster 29 J