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From the Official Programme
1937 Coronation Parade

CARNIVAL PROCESSION organised by The Boot Manufacturers' Association.

Chief Marshal Mr. C. H. Clark
Assistant Chief Marshal Mr. F. E. Brown
Judges' Marshals Mr. A. Allebone, junr
  Mr. S. H. Newton
  Mr. M. O'Connor
  Mr. A. Leslie Sanders
Parade Secretary Mr. S. C. Brightwell

1-15 p.m.    Competitors to Assemble at Spencer Park.

1-45 p.m.    Competitions to be Judged at Spencer Park.

2-15 p.m.    Procession to Start from Spencer Park.

ROUTE

Washbrook Road to the Oakley, Wellingborough Road to Station Road, Station Road to High Street, High Street to Hall Grounds.

The Walking portion of the procession will enter the Hall Grounds by the Front Gates, and the Vehicle portion will enter the Hall Grounds by the Wymington Road Entrance.

On arrival, Competitors will assemble round the Special Platform, after which the results will be announced on the Loud Speaker, and Mrs. W. E. Capon will present the prizes.

Chairman of the Proceedings : THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL.

ORDER OF PROCESSION

Chief Marshal Inspector of police.

C. Company 4th. Battln. the Northants Regiment (T.A.) under the Command of 2nd Lieut. A. Allebone.

Councillors.

Clergy.

Rushden Town Band.

British Legion (men's section).

British Legion (women's section).

Group 1.    FANCY COSTUME.    Girls' or Boys'.    Individual or Pairs.

 
Prizes 1st, 10/-  2nd, 7/6  3rd, 5/-  4th, 2/6  Consolation, 2/6
 
Judges Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Capon, Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Horrell
 
Group Marshal Mr. A. G. H. Dickens
1
Patriotic Pierrette Muriel Skinner
2
Fisher Girl Joan Thompson 
3
A Crinoline Lady  Margaret Parker
4
Superstitions  Marie Clayton
5
Gypsy  Irene Roberts 
6
A Coronation Usherette  Olive Knight 
7
Fairy  Maureen Knighton
8
Nurse  Nancy Brooker 
9
Cowboy  Ronald H. Frost 
10
A Young Turk  Peter Jones 
11
The Tale of the Departed Spirit  Charlie Brooker
12
Cowboy David Nicholson
13
Bisto Kids Eileen & Reggie Clayton
14
Spanish Serenader and his Sweetheart Ella Denton & Ruby Childs
15
Old Fashioned Lady and Gentleman J. Easton & J. Bird
16
Coronation Pierrots K. E. Wadsworth & Jean K. Rice
17
Carnival Twins D. Scrivener & Joan Campion
18
Rags and Bones and Iron Denis & Walter Eyre

Group 2    PATRIOTIC. Girls' or Boys'. Individual or Pairs.

 
Prizes 1st, 15/-  2nd, 10/-  3rd, 5/-  4th, 2/6  Consolation, 2/6
 
Judges Mr. & Mrs. A. Allebone, Mr. & Mrs. R. Tarry
 
Group Marshal Mr. R. Sargent
19
Tommy Bardell - His Majesty's Page Boy

Joan Griggs

20
Coronation Bells Joyce Eades
21
The Senior Service Enid Davies
22
Coronation Girl Irene Hornsby
23
The Coronation Souvenir Eunice Ayres
24
Welsh Girl Margaret Freestone
25
Health and Fitness Campaign Violet Olive Rowthorn 
26
Mary, Queen of Scots Joan Hinde
27
Lady Jane Grey J. Hooton
28
Queen Elizabeth  Geraldine Hooton
29
Miss Empire Eileen Wilcox
30
Coronation Cake Margaret Rose Wardle
31
Coronation Bridesmaid Gwendoline Roberts
32
Miss Coronation, 1937
Sheila Mayes
33
Coronation Year Edna Line
34
Toy Soldier Eva Nicholson
35
South Africa "Barbara"
36
Coronation Christine Wilkins & Rita Balderson
37
On Parade Majorie Patteson & Betty Harris
38
Fleet in Port  Mary & Irene Chapman
39
The Widow and her Son F. Folwell & A. Bayes

GROUP 3    GROUPS OF CHILDREN, not less than Four.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-  3rd, 5/-
 
Judges Mrs. T. Sanders, Mrs. J. M. Bailey
 
Group Marshal Mr. R. Smith
40
May Queen and Attendants Miss W. Willmott's Party
41
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Highfield Baptist Sunday School
42
A Gipsy's Birthday Miss S. Bridgeford's Party
43
Carnival St. Mary's Brownie Pack

GROUP 4    PATRIOTIC GROUPS, for Day or Sunday Schools only.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-
 
Judges Mrs. C. H. Clark, Mrs. A. H. Sargent
 
Group Marshal Mr. Hugh Ladds
44
Our Great Empire The Intermediate School
45
Young England Highfield Baptist Sunday School

Group 5    LADIES' OR GENT'S - HUMOROUS   Individual or Pairs.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-  3rd, 5/-
 
Judges Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Denton
 
Group Marshal Mr. Ernest Newell
46
Rhubarb Time Miss Edna Wardle
47
Nurse Mrs. Geo. Wardle
48
A Pearly King Mr. J. E. Bayes
49
Pop Eye Mr. A. Hanger
50
His Better Half Mr. J. Byford
51
The Fleet's in Port Again Mr. Frank Hall
52
Comic—Uncle Sam Mr. Geo. Wardle
53
Village Squire and his Lady Miss Smith & Mrs. Balderson
54
'Arry & 'Arriett up for the Coronation M. & V. Bird

Group 6    GROUP OF ADULTS.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-  3rd, 7/6  4th, 2/6
 
Judges Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Richardson
 
Group Marshal Mr. Albert Rose
55
Coronation Queen and her Attendants Miss J. Billingham's Party
56
"Old Bill's" Dug out Party British Legion, Rushden Branch
57
Fairy Tales Girls' Life Brigade, 1st Rushden
58
"Widdicombe Fair"

Clerical Staff, John White (Impregnable Boots) Ltd.

59
Nurse Cavell Memorial Tableau 
Rushden Youth Group, L.N.U.
We belive this entry suffered an accident when the top part was toppled by catching on overhead ropes carrying bunting. The lady was injured quite badly.

Group 7    ADVERTISEMENT CLASS.    Ladies' or Gent's. Individual or Pairs.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-
 
Judges Mrs. A. H. Sargent, Mrs. C. H. Clark
 
Group Marshal Mr. A. Leslie Sanders
60
Eugene Permanent Waves Maude Meadows
61
Rose Queen Olive Walden, representing Mrs. F. Eyre, Florist

Group 8    BEST COMPANY TURN-OUT, Girl Guides, Brigades, etc.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-  3rd, 5/-
 
Judges Messrs. R. A. Marriott & J. M. Bailey
 
Group Marshal Mr. F. Jones
62
1st Rushden Company, Girls' Life Brigade, Cadets
63
2nd Rushden (St. Mary's) Girl Guides
64
1st Rushden, Methodist Girls' Brigade
65
1st Rushden (St. Peter's) Girl Guides

Group 9    BEST COMPANY TURN-OUT, Boy Scouts, Brigades, etc.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-  3rd, 5/-
 
Judges Messrs. R. A. Marriott & J. M. Bailey
 
Group Marshal Mr. Bernard Clark
66
3rd Rushden (St. Peter's) Wolf Cubs
67
4th Rushden (Mission) Wolf Cubs
68
2nd Rushden (St. Mary's) Boy Scouts
69
2nd Company The Boys' Brigade, Park Road Baptist Church
70
3rd Rushden (St. Peter's) Boy Scouts
71
1st Rushden Company, The Boys' Brigade
72
4th Rushden (Mission) Boy Scouts

Rushden Mission Band

Rushden Fire Brigade

Group 10    DECORATED MOTOR CARS OR MOTOR CYCLES.

 
Prizes 1st, £1  2nd, 10/-
 
Judges Messrs. W. B. Sanders & O. A. H. Muxlow
 
Group Marshal Mr. S. H. Newton
73
"Up Narkover"  Rushden & District Query Motor Club
74
"CUBS Wanted!" Join Up 1st Rushden Wolf Cubs

Group 11    WORKS GROUPS.

 
Prizes 1st, £3   2nd, £2   3rd, £1  4th, 10/-
 
Judges Mr. & Mrs. A. Wright, Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Roberts
 
Group Marshals Messrs. A. H. Sargent & Albert Green
75
Britannia Rules the Waves—H.M.S. CORONATION
Messrs. Sanders & Sanders Ltd.
76
Japanese Tea Garden The Coxton Shoe Co.
77
The Lavender Girls Mr. Horace Wright, No. 1
78
The Hen-pecked Husband Mr. Horace Wright, No. 2
79
Poudre Age Messrs. W. W. Chamberlain & Sons
80
Coronation May Queen Messrs. Eaton & Co. (Rushden) Ltd.
81
Camp-fire Serenaders Messrs. Eaton & Co. (Rushden) Ltd.
82
Friends from the Zuider Zee Messrs. Grenson Ltd.
83
Will Hay and his Boys (Narkover School)  Messrs. B. Ladds Ltd., No. 1
84
Coronation Carnival Car Messrs. B. Ladds Ltd., No. 2
85
The Crown and Empire Messrs. Walter Sargent  & Co. Ltd.
86
Britannia and Colonies, with Products Messrs. John Cave & Sons Ltd.
87
Flower Basket Messrs. John Cave & Sons Ltd.
88
The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe Messrs. John Cave & Sons Ltd.
89
Milk Bar Messrs. John Cave & Sons Ltd.
90
Show Boat  Messrs. John White (Impregnable Boots) Ltd.
91
Time and Seasons Messrs. John White (Impregnable Boots) Ltd., Heeling Dept.
92
Serving the Empire and the World  Messrs. George Selwood & Co.
93
English Roses The C.W.S. Ltd. (Staff)
94
H.M.S. Coronation and Sailor Girl Crew  The C.W.S. Boot Factory
95
Carnival King The Tecnic Boot Co. Ltd., Bedford Rd.
96
A Health unto Their Majesties The Tecnic Boot Co. Ltd., Park Rd.
97
Sir Francis Drake, Westward Ho, July, 1588 (An Episode of English History) Messrs. C. W. Horrell Ltd.
98
The Crown Messrs. C. W. Horrell Ltd.
99
Queen Elizabeth and her Court
(return for her namesake's Coronation)
Messrs. R. Tarry & Co. Ltd.
100
Coronation Soldiers Messrs. H. W. Chapman Ltd.
101
A Century of Progress Messrs. B. Denton & Son Ltd.
102
The Black Prince Messrs. J. & C. Claridge Ltd.
103
Crinolines  Messrs. J. & C. Claridge Ltd.
104 
Carnival Messrs. Alfred Sargent & Sons Ltd.
105
Air-port Messrs. P. Collins & Co.

Group 12    TRADESMEN'S TURN-OUTS.

 
Prizes 1st, 10/-  2nd, 5/-
 
Judges Messrs. O. A. H. Muxlow & W. B. Sanders
 
Group Marshal Mr. Donald Wright
106
A. E. Abbott & Son, Dairymen
107
Hollis Bros., Butchers
108
Putnam & Sons Ltd., Grocers
109
James Harold Cook, Bakers
110
T. Swindall & Sons, Builders & Coal Merchants
111
Rushden Industrial Co-operative Society
112
Rushden Industrial Co-operative Society
113
Rushden Industrial Co-operative Society

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