Carnival Queens  1947 - 1973

These photographs are taken from my recently acquired collection of Carnival programmes. There are spaces, do you have programmes to help fill the gaps?

 

1947 600 carnival 0002

1947,  19 year old Patsy Wheeler

I am sure Patsy won't mind me saying that she was 90 in February 2018

    

1951 600 carnival 0004

    1951, Maureen Postins

 

1955 600 carnival Q 0006

 1955,  17 year old Patricia Wint

 

1956 600 carnival Q 0008

 1956, 18 year old Pamela Ann Rhodes

 

1957 600 carnival Q 0009

 1957,  17 year old Brenda Ann Constable

 

1958 600 carnival Q 0010

1958,  17 year old Paula Insall; Paula was Maid of Honour the previous year

 

1959 600 carnival Q 0011

1959,  19 year old Wendy Anne Reeder; the entire programme was printed in blue this year

 

1960 600 carnival Q 0012

1960,  Susan Dodd

 

1961 600 carnival Q 0014 Esther Joan Simpsons daughter

1961, 18 year old Sandra Blight.  Her mother, Esther Joan Simpson, was Carnival Queen in 1937; this was the first mother and daughter to be Queens and as far as I know, the only time it has happened.

 

1962 600 carnival Q 0015

1962,  Stella Weeks

 

  1963 600 carnival Q 0030

 1963, Gillian O'Donnell.  In 1963 the carnival programme was a fold-out leaflet, restricting its contents

 

1964 600 carnival Q 0017

1964,  Carol Ruperti

 

1965 carnival Q 600

1965,  21 year old Christine Thorn

 

1966 600 carnival Q 0021

1966,  17 year old Francis Billet

 

1967 600 carnival Q 0023

1967, 19 year old Vivian Rofe, a Maid of Honour the previous year.

 

1972 600 carnival Q 0025

1972,  Hannah Reeves. A poor quality 12 paper-paged programme with little room for the Queen and her entourage.

 

1973 600 carnival Q 0027

1973, 24 year old Wendy Watts