Old Photos of Witham

The Queen’s float in the Carnival procession of 1931

Taken: 22 August 1931, Ref: M546

The Queen’s float on a lorry in the Carnival procession of 1931, with the Carnival Queen and attendants.

Includes the following, left to right.

Two standing back left, Betty Claydon, Joan Evers (lived near station in Albert Road).

Two sitting or kneeling front left, Monica Howes (daughter of Congregational minister), Joyce Richards.

Three women on right, Gladys Hardcastle (Carnival Queen), Kathleen Richards, Ena Beard (later Mrs Macpherson).

The children are Austin Beardwell and Michael Lewis.

See also photo number M547.

There is a full report of the Carnival as a whole in the Braintree and Witham Times, 27 August 1931.

RefM546
PhotographerButchers Studios
Date taken22 August 1931
SourceEna Macpherson
Posted on Full size 876 × 594

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