Do you remember the Queen’s visit to Ipswich in 1953 or her trip to Maldon in 1971?

Thousands greeted the Queen to Maldon in May 1971.

Thousands greeted the Queen to Maldon in May 1971.

As the celebrations begin and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially becomes the longest-reigning British monarch, we have looked back at her early visits to Suffolk and Essex.

In 1953 she visited Ipswich, and readers have shared their photos.

Five years later, in 1958 the Queen made an official visit to Harwich, and we have photos from the day.

In 1967, she spent a little longer here and took a mini-tour of Suffolk, covering Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Shotley and Ipswich.

Are you in any of the photos taken at this time?

She returned to Suffolk in April 1967, visiting Aldeburgh, Snape and Newmarket - then in 1970 she stopped off at Snape again.

In 1971, she visited Essex, and had a tour of Maldon.

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Are you in any of our photos? Do you remember any of these visits?

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