Following the sad death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, we have been looking through our archives.

He was a regular competitor at the Lowther Horse Trials, near Penrith but also visited the county on many other occasions.

Back in 1958 he represented the Queen when she was taken ill en route to visit Carlisle as part of its octo-centenary celebrations and then came back with her later the same year.

The Duke visited Spadeadam, on the Northumberland border in 1965 to see the progress on the Blue Streak rocket project.

He made several visits to the county in 1976 including a hectic visit to Lairthwaite School, Keswick when he met local dignitaries including Charles Crane, chief executive of Allerdale Borough Council and Mr S Crawford, the school’s headteacher as well as many pupils.

Another interest close to the Duke’s heart was the Outward Bound movement and he paid several visits to the centres based at Ullswater and Eskdale.

Did you meet the Duke on any of his visits to Cumbria? Let us have your memories.