Grenoside Gala, 18th June

This was their golden Jubilee event and they had invited past Gala Queens to attend. I joined with the Grenoside & District Local History Group to bring a display about the project. The group had put a display together about the gala queens and some of the previous queens had also brought some of their own photos. We were in the room where they held their tea party and it was good to see so many of the previous queens and their families looking at the displays. I was fortunate to be introduced to the first Gala Queen, Barbara Foster from 1956 who told me that she was presented with a necklace as Gala Queen. She still had the necklace and presentation box with her name on it. The photograph below shows Barbara in front of the display with her neighbour Helen Jackson.

Barbara Foster, the first Grenoside Gala Queen in 1956 with her neighbour Helen Jackson. Photo. taken at Grenoside Gala June 18th 2016

Barbara Foster, the first Grenoside Gala Queen in 1956 with her neighbour Helen Jackson. Photo. taken at Grenoside Gala June 18th 2016