THESE images from our archives capture the day Princess Diana launched the Joan Tomkins Day Centre.

Crowds of children lined the streets as her car headed to the Highwoods facility which was being officially launched by the popular royal.

Staff at St Helena Hospice remember her spending a huge amount of time with staff and patients as well as carrying out her duty of revealing the commemorative plaque.

A number of regal visitors have been to the hospice since it officially opened more than three decades ago including the Queen Mother and the Duchess of Kent.

The hospice continues to fundraise to carry on its vital work.