Sun shone for carnival queen

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The sun shone in 1955 on 21–year–old Gloria Ballington as she was introduced as Matlock British Legion’s carnival queen to crowds in Hall Leys Park.

Pictured at the ceremony which began with a drum head service of dedication are Mr Eric Orridge (president), Mrs E Harris (women’s section secretary), Marian White (1954 attendant), Mrs F Wildgoose (women’s section chairman), Ursula Brookhouse (1954 attendant), Rev C Graham (secretary), Mavis Bond (1955 attendant), Queen Gloria Ballington, Yvonne Fletcher (1954 queen), Jean Marsden (1954 attendant), and Kathleen Antliff and Susan Handley (junior attendants).