The Mayors

Mr. Fred Woodrow is in the middle of this group, and Carole Kellog thinks that the Mayor of Redcar is next to him, on the right.

Can anyone tell us when and where the photograph was taken and who the others are?

Image and information courtesy of Carole Kellogg.

1954 Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens from four Sunday Schools in East Cleveland took part in a ”festival of queens” at Redcar’s pier ballroom in August 1954 to help raise funds for National Children’s Homes.

Back row: Councillor R. Kistler, Mrs R. Kistler (Mayor and Mayoress of Redcar), Rev. Norman Birtwell, Councillor W. Atkinson.

Front row: Sheila Mead (Loftus), Judith Smelt (Skinningrove), Pamela Husband (Redcar), Susan Hind (Saltburn).

Image (from a newspaper cutting) courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre; thanks to Derick Pearson for the details and to A. N. Andre for the update.