City of London,Royal Visit and Dedication of Epping Forest
Queen Victoria , during a ceremonial visit on Saturday May 6 1882, accompanied by her son Arthur, Duke of Connaught and daughter Louise, dedicated Epping Forest to "the use and enjoyment of my people for all time."
It was estimated by The Times that half a million people came out on the day to cheer her arrival.
Dressed in mourning black following the death of Prince Albert in 1861 she came by special train from Windsor to Chingford station, where a triumphal arch was constructed.
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