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Carlin How Carnival Queen 1953

In 1953, Carlin How held a Carnival  to celebrate following the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; pictured we have Coronation Queen Ann Seymour (on the right with the sash) and her attendant and friend Moira Smith . The event was held on the football field near The Bullet on Kilton Lane. Ann tells the Archive: “I went to school with Moira’s brother, Derek Smith.  I would love to hear from anyone who remembers Moira and Derek, or if anyone remembers this carnival”.

Image and details courtesy of Ann Robinson.

2 comments to Carlin How Carnival Queen 1953

  • Derick Pearson

    I remember it, I also remember Derek, Moira’s brother. Derek moved to Stanghow Road on the outskirts of Lingdale, many years ago. A lovely lad but sadly Derek passed away in recent years and one of his children too. His wife is still here. Good memories of them all. Derek will be remembered by many as he made regular attendance at Carlin How Workingmens Club. I lost track of where Moira went some years ago so can’t help there.

  • Thanks for the reply Derick. That’s sad about Derek and one of his children. It makes you wish you kept in touch with people doesn’t it. No luck with any info on Moira from anyone either.

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