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Coleford Carnivals in the 1950s.

Coleford Carnivals 1950s

Jill wrote (August 2008): "I think these photos of coleford carnival were probably taken in the fifties. This group of local ladies always used the lorry owned by Terrett Taylors who were ironmongers in the town. My father Fred Fowler was manager there and always drove the vehicle and featured in the tableau.This group won first prize on many occasions".
"The bungalow in the background belonged to Mrs Roberts and was situated at the top of High Nash where the Carnival procession began. The route went into the town, round the old Town Hall, up St Johns St, Staunton Rd, Victoria Rd to Buchanan Recreation Ground".

"The 'hula girls' are:
:Left to right - Edna Smith, Win Barter, with Melanie, Margaret Gwilliam, Hilary Barter, Mrs Cyril Smith, and Mrs Tommy Bolter. The sailor is Fred Fowler.

Japanese scene:
Left to right - Mrs Bolter, Mrs Smith, Mrs Win Barter and Melanie Margaret Gwilliam and Edna Smith.

Coleford Carnival Queen, Princess and attendants 1950

Coleford Carnival 1950

Back row left to right. The court ladies. June Milliner, Joyce Kear, Joan Morse, Betty Cox.
Middle row. Marian Witts, The Queen Gladys Edey, Joan Bradley.
Front row -The Princess Geraldine Ann Chamberlain.

Programme for 1950


Gill wrote: "These are two pages taken from the 1950 Souvenir Programme for Coleford Carnival showing the events for the whole day which lasted over 12 hours, together with the list of carnival classes and prize money".

Paulina (INA) JB Gooley (nee' CANT) added (December 2021): "... Interested in any old photos of the Cope family from in Coleford Gloucestershire UK Charles and Paulina (INA) Cope, nee' Hewlett or baby Patty Beatrice Cope before they left for Australia in early 1920s".

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