On this day…

The railway station in Aintree, England (famed for its racecourse), photographed on the 12th of June, 1959.

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800px-Aintree_Sefton_Arms_station_geograph-2387124-by-Ben-BrooksbankAintree Sefton Arms railway station England Britain photographed on the 12th of June, 1959.

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Queen’s Birthday

Today is our holiday for the Queen’s “official” birthday (though not her actual birthday). The tradition of celebrating the British monarch’s birthday around summer began with King George II in 1748, largely to ensure fine weather for the occasion.

The Queen in 1959

Queen_Elizabeth_II_1959 Queen Elizabeth II Vladimir Tiara, Queen Victoria Jubilee Necklace, the blue Garter Riband, Badge and Garter Star and the Royal Family Orders of King George V and