Despite some rain, the final events of the 1938 Matlock Carnival
were well attended. The weather had improved during the evening
for the carnival band contest, which was won by Derby Band, but
the children's fancy dress procession in the afternoon was a
little spoiled. The children's fancy dresses were judged
on the Hall Leys Park and there was a procession, which
included several carnival bands, through the town afterwards.
This tableau on the Hall Leys bandstand seems to show the 1938 participants
as amongst the prizewinners was Audrey Fearn of Starkholmes, who
won second prize in the Children's Comic Dress for being
dressed as a Jockey.
She is in the front row, on the right.
List of 1938 prizewinners:
Girls fancy, under 7: 1. Mary Wragg, 2. Jenny Green, 3. Diana Flint
Boys fancy, under 7: 1. K. Hall, 2. E. Horrocks, 3. C. Lomas
Girls over 7, local: 1. Ruth Land, 2. June Smith, 3. K[athleen].
Boys over 7, local: 1. Eric Green
Children's comic dress, local: 1. Dorothy Green, 2. Audrey Fearn
Fancy dress, open: Mary Welch, 2. Patricia Welch, 3. Jane Murphy
Tableaux: 1. Mrs. Pape.
If you have any further information about the identity of anyone
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You may like to view more onsite information:
of Matlock Bath's 1947 Carnival Queen is onsite in an article
about one of Matlock's photographers, Harry Gill.