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FANCY DRESS 'QUEEN'
An important influence on the course of future carnivals was the appearance of young Louise Finney, who in 1931 entered the childrens’ fancy dress category as ‘Carnival Queen’, accompanied by her younger sister as a ‘pageboy’. The pair shared the first prize with Hilda Lawrence who appeared as a ‘Fortune Teller’. The importance of the contribution of the Finney girls was evident when in 1932 the prime feature of the Carnival was a float bearing a ‘Carnival Queen’ and her attendant courtiers.
From Terry Spencer's 'Fairs, Festivals and Frolics - Knottingley 1840-2003'
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