Tilbury & Chadwell Carnival Queen

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Andy Reynolds

The photo shows the preparation of the crowning of the Tilbury & Chadwell Carnival Queen who was Rita Dunn and she was only 15 years old. Rita Dunn lived in Calcutta road, Tilbury. The lady who is on the far left was the 1939 Carnival Queen.
This was the first carnival to be held since 1939 due to the outbreak of World War Two. 

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This page was added by Annie O'Brien on 15/05/2013.
Comments about this page

The lady on left of picture arranging the Queen's hair is Mrs Betty Winstone ( formerly Miss Gray ) who was the 1939 Carnival Queen.

By andy reynolds
On 22/05/2013

The Carnival Queen in picture is possibly Rita Dunne and the maid ,maybe Betty Meredith though I'm not sure about the first name 

By Terry Clark
On 30/01/2014

My mum used to live on the new hill in Chadwell. Afew of the girls when they were in the carnival used to walk across the field, go up my mums gaeden path to use her loo.

By Cheryl Spindley
On 20/08/2015

In which year was this photograph taken?

By Percy Dalton
On 22/08/2015

1948 Percy

By andy reynolds
On 27/08/2015

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