Recalling fond memories of Princess Diana visiting Suffolk

Princess Diana with Sheila Baguley, the Mayor of Ipswich, while visiting Crown Pools in 1990

Princess Diana with Sheila Baguley, the Mayor of Ipswich, while visiting Crown Pools in 1990 - Credit: Archant

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, and we want to hear your memories of the royal.

Princess Diana meeting guests at the Suffolk Show in 1986

Princess Diana meeting guests at the Suffolk Show in 1986 - Credit: Archant

The Princess of Wales visited Suffolk and north Essex on a number of occasions and was always greeted by crowds of people wanting to meet her.

Princess Diana at the Suffolk Show, in the spring of 1986

Princess Diana at the Suffolk Show, in the spring of 1986 - Credit: Archant

In 1986, she headed to the Suffolk Show and enjoyed the many activities and displays on offer while taking the time to speak with guests and the farming community.

Princess Diana meeting local dignitaries when she visited Colchester and Frinton in April 1988

Princess Diana meeting local dignitaries when she visited Colchester and Frinton in April 1988 - Credit: Archant

In 1990, Princess Diana officially opened Crown Pools and visited the town’s Christchurch Park before heading on to Colchester, where she greeted members of the public who had lined the streets to meet her.

Princess Diana meeting local dignitaries when she visited Colchester and Frinton in April 1988

Princess Diana meeting local dignitaries when she visited Colchester and Frinton in April 1988 - Credit: Archant

Her final official visit to the county was in 1993, when she formally opened St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds and William Wood House in Sudbury.

Princess Diana meeting local dignitaries when she visited Colchester and Frinton in April 1988

Princess Diana meeting local dignitaries when she visited Colchester and Frinton in April 1988 - Credit: Archant


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We would love to hear your memories of Princess Diana for a commemorative piece to mark the anniversary of her death on August 31.

Princess Diana with Sheila Baguley, the Mayor of Ipswich, while visiting Crown Pools in 1990

Princess Diana with Sheila Baguley, the Mayor of Ipswich, while visiting Crown Pools in 1990 - Credit: Archant

To share your pictures and memories with us, email our visual editor Ellis Barker.

Princess Diana with Sheila Baguley, the Mayor of Ipswich, while visiting Crown Pools in 1990

Princess Diana with Sheila Baguley, the Mayor of Ipswich, while visiting Crown Pools in 1990 - Credit: Archant

In 1993 Princess Diana opened St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds

In 1993 Princess Diana opened St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

Princess Diana at the official opening of William Wood House in Sudbury

Princess Diana at the official opening of William Wood House in Sudbury - Credit: Archant

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