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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.

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