Cosgrove School Fete 1969

May Queen Teresa Cook

Attendants Julie Holman and Jackie Hart

Flower girls Edwina Brown ,Trudy Cowan and Karen Tweedale,

Crown bearers Stephen Wallington and Anthony Keele

Wolverton Express June 27, 1969

May Queen in June at Cosgrove

A parade around the village of Cosgrove by the May Queen and her retinue launched the primary school’s annual fayre on Saturday.

Showers delayed the parade but May Queen Teresa Cook enjoyed a sunny spell as she rode on her flower bedecked float with her attendants Julie Holman and Jackie Hart, flower girls Trudy Cowan, Edwina Brown and Karen Tweedale, and crown bearers Anthony Keele and Stephen Wallington. All the children in the May Queen’s “Court” are leaving the school for secondary schools at the end of the term.

The fayre raised more than£32 for the school funds. The money was collected around the village and by the stalls and competitions held in the school grounds.

Safety work

The May Queen was crowned by the Safety Organiser, Mr. E. H. Cooper who asked the parents to support his work for the safety of their children.

The fancy dress completion, judged by Mr. Cooper, had an outstanding number of competitors with many unusual entries.

The winners were: under seven, Adrian Moseley (Snake Charmer), 2 Annette Bailey (Red Riding Hood), 3 Juliette and Phillipa Bidgood, Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth 1); over seven, Amanda and her performing poodle, Amanda Jane and Andrew Webster Gordon; 2 The one that got away, fish, Russell Bailey, 3 I can fixit, plumber, Mark Freestone.

A floral arrangement competition produced entries from five – year – olds which would have done credit to may adults. The winners wer: juniors, 1 Teresa Cook, 2 Karen Tweedale, 3 Peter Abbott; infants, 1 Rosemary Groome, 2 Adrian Bailey, 3 Susan Heywood.

A bonny baby contest was judged by a local doctor and won by: six month and under, Rachel Pack; under one, Bruce Taylor; under 3, Elizabeth Holland.

Competition winners were: guessing weight of cake, Mrs. O. Lambert; number of sweets in jar, Mrs. V. Foster; lucky programme number Mrs. J. Gordon; bowling, men, Mr. Maker women, Mrs. F. Hillyer.

Those who helped with the teas included Mrs. H. Smith, Mrs. J. Taylor, Mrs. J. Gordon and Mrs. Holman.