1970 Miss United Kingdom Final - Blackpool
Comedian Norman Wisdom at Blackpool with some of the competitors in the final of the Miss United Kingdom contest, in which he is a judge. The girls are (from l-r) Carol Ann Bull, 23, of Brighton, Pauline Renshaw, 22, of Southsea, Lynne Nicholson (Miss Newcastle), 19, of Nookside, Gaynor Lacey, 20, of Woolton, Liverpool, Penelope Stevenson (Miss Hull), 22, of North Ferriby, Anthea Redfern (Miss Hammersmith), 22, of London, Jean Galston (Miss Manchester South), 18, of Manchester, Yvonne Ormes (Miss England), 21, of Nantwich, and Caroline Holmes, 19, of Bristol.
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Royal crowns and sceptre
Symbols of imperial Majesty: St Edward's Crown, with 444 precious stones, remains one of the senior Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, being the official coronation crown. Imperial State Crown, symbolises the sovereignty of the monarch, there have been several versions since the 15th century, similar to that of St Edward's Crown, but shorter and encrusted with jewels, precious gems, diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and rubies. State Crown of Queen Mary Consort of King George V of England. Imperial Crown of India, was the crown of three British sovereigns as Emperors of India during the final decades of the Indian Empire. Date: 1935
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A set of 8 lithographs - WWI era
'A set of 8 lithographs in a folio. 1) Inscribed 'Private B. Miller, Queen's Westminsters, out since 1914', 2) Inscribed 'Of the Labour Battalion, 3) A soldier reading a newspaper, 4) A Scottish soldier writing a letter, 5) Two soldiers, 6) A group of 3 soldiers, 7) A thoughtful looking Tommy, 8) A group of 3 soldiers. . Sylvia Packard (1881-1962). Born In Ipswich, Trained At The Slade In London And Exhibited Her Paintings, Mostly Landscapes, Between 1909 And 1928. In 1916, Sylvia Took Over The Art Department At The Royal School For Officers' Daughters In Bath. On Her Retirement From The School, Sylvia Founded (With Rosalind Ord) A Firm Of Tile Manufacturers, Packard & Ord Which Later Became Marlborough Tiles.'
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