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The Town Hosting Meghan Markle's First Solo Event With the Queen Has a Troubled History

11 days ago   |   By Time

This post is in partnership with the History News Network , the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below was originally published at HNN.
This week, Queen Elizabeth, 92, and Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, will travel to Widnes , in Cheshire, in the north west of Britain, to unveil the new Gateway bridge across the River Mersey - known to millions thanks to the hit, “Ferry Cross the Mersey,” by Gerry and the Pacemakers. But Widnes, the birthplace of Britain's chemical industry, is far removed from the affluence, ancient traditions and...
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