A glove factory worker, Miss Margaret Rendle – she’s 16 today – was chosen as Appledore’s Carnival Queen at a largely attended dance held at the Appledore Hall on Friday evening.
Margaret, who lives at 9 Myra Court, Appledore, was an attendant at last year’s Carnival.
Chosen as attendants were: Hilary Payne, a glove worker, 17 South Road, Appledore; Margaret Mounce, a laundry worker, 33 Western Avenue, Appledore; Hester Saunders, a clerk, 10 One End Street, Appledore; and Rosalie Martin, a window dresser, Holt Cottage, Appledore.
Four visitors from the Westward Ho! Holiday Centre acted as judges. They were Mr and Mrs J Chaplin, Birmingham, Mr W Lyons and Mrs M Swain, both of London.
The Queen was crowned by the Chairman of Northam Urban District Council, Mr Jack Boyles, who is seen in the above photograph exercising the privilege of this office.
The dance was organised by a Carnival committee of which Mr Bill Pitcher is chairman, Mr Arthur Boyles secretary, and Mr Basil A’Court treasurer.
Article dated 4 July 1958