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Carlin How Flower Girls (1950’s)

Originally Derick Pearson provided this image with some names already on; however we already had a query from a possible person present. The Archive asked: “Can anybody assist?” It would be nice to know the origin of the flower festival in Carlin How?  Did it feature Morris Dancing and Sword Dancing often a feature of these community festivals often resulting from the influx of new residents owing to the mines and other industrial developments in the Victoria era?

Left to right: ?? , ?? , Ann Carveth, ?? , ??, Ivy Metcalf (later marrying Norman Cockburn and moving to live in Liverton Village), ? Butler, Betty Winspear.

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre, thanks to John Garbutt, Derick Pearson and Jan Snaith (nee Carveth) for information and the updates.

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