"Dickie" Bird with some of his memorabilia
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Cricket umpire Dickie Bird relives meeting the Queen

Cricket umpire Dickie Bird first saw the the Queen at an event at Sheffield in 1954 and went on to meet her 29 times.

Mr Bird, from Barnsley, was 18 years old when he attended the event to welcome the Queen to Sheffield early in her reign.

He discusses some of his memories with Look North including dining with the Queen.

  • 06 Jun 2012