Faces named in Rose Queen challenge

The first Rose Queen Ceremony held in 1950
Left to Right  1 – ???  2 – Roger Bates  3 – Anne Boot  4 – ???  5 – Anne Tonkinson  6 – Marjorie Key
7 – Eileen Phillips  8 – Rose Queen – Anne Phillips  9 – Catherine Chaplain 10 – Margaret Warrilow – 11 – ???  12 – Brenda Key  13 – Keith Farr 14 – ???

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.