Queen to Mark 60th Anniversary of Centre Named After Her Father

Her Majesty will visit the King George VI Day Centre in Windsor marking the 60th anniversary of the opening of the centre as well as celebrating the 70th anniversary of Windsor Old People’s Welfare Association today.

The Queen will also tour the facility and meet some of the local residents who utilize its services.

The centre operates as a lunch and social club, affording a safe and friendly environment for older Windsor residents.

The building was completed in 1958 with Her Majesty granting permission for the hall to be named after her father, the late King George VI.

The Queen opened the King George VI Day Centre in July 1958 and later returned to mark WOPWA’s 25th and 50th anniversaries.

Formed in 1948, the Windsor Old People’s Welfare Association (WOPWA), a registered charity, helps widows, widowers, and elderly relatives of Windsor residents who lost their lives during the two world wars.

The goal was to create a day centre on land purchased in Clarence Road, Windsor.

The Queen Mother was one of the first to make a monetary donation to help build the centre.

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