The Rose Queen appeal, we carried in last months Gazette was once again very popular, and sparked the interest of many readers.
Gazette reader Eileen Phillips lent us a photo to publish (above) taken at the very first Rose Queen Ceremony, held in 1950. Eileen’s sister, Ann Phillips, was crowned as the first Rose Queen that year.
The only people in this photo Eileen could name were herself, Catherine Chaplain, Keith Farr and Ann Phillips.
Readers replied with some of the names, however one or two remain unknown.