Ford Moynes traveled to England in 1970. He wrote about his two week vacation in this "On the Main Street" column dated 11 May 1970
. He reports on his visits to lots of places, and also included a brief encounter with the Queen Mother:
"The writer [Ford Moynes] had a close up look at the Queen Mother as she left her special sedan and entered her private home. It was very noticeable that the home of the Queen Mother as well as the Queen, at Buckingham Palace, front directly on the street with court yards at one side. The home of the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street is also directly on the street with no green lawn at the front."
It seems everywhere Ford went in London, he found history:
"A visit to the House of Commons brought to light a debate on the killing of seals in Canadian waters. Where members of Parliament in Canada sit behind desks, the Parliamentarians in the British House have no desks. The House of Commons was one place struck by a German bomb and a large part destroyed by fire. A fair sized table near the Speaker of the House was donated by the Canadian Government."