Looking back

PUBLISHED: 13:15 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

Contestants taking part in a Miss Royston contest

Contestants taking part in a Miss Royston contest

THIS week s All Our Yesterdays photograph was taken in the late 1930s. It shows the contestants taking part in a Miss Royston contest, which was run as one of the events during the celebrations of the coronation of George VII in 1937. The choice of Miss R

THIS week's All Our Yesterdays photograph was taken in the late 1930s.

It shows the contestants taking part in a Miss Royston contest, which was run as one of the events during the celebrations of the coronation of George VII in 1937.

The choice of Miss Royston, which The Crow reported at the time as arousing "great local interest," was run on the basis of a trial.

Each contestant had a "barrister" who would argue their case. Some 21 women were attracted to the competition which took place in a packed Royston Town Hall on April 17, 1937.

The eventual winner became Carnival Queen for Coronation Day and led a procession around the town.

The Crow reported that it was "one of the most original and longest processions" in the history of Royston.

- If you have any photographs of events from the past then call The Crow on 01763 245241.


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