South Yorkshire Time, May 1958
A Delightful Old Denaby Programme
Looking charming in a full length dress of green flocked nylon with a turquoise blue cape, Old Denaby Junior and Infants’ School’s May Queen, Ann Wright (11), of Peace Haven, The Green, Old. Denaby, was crowned yesterday (Thursday) by Mrs. B. Lowe of Sprotborough. The festivities lasted over one-and a half hours and some seventy guests, including the Rev, and Mrs. J. Metcalfe were present.
Ann was attended by Nigel Hobson (5), of “Old Hall,” Old Denaby, and David- Spyve (6), of Denaby Lane, Old Denaby (page boys); Janet Cutts (9), of Red Roof, Old Denaby, Banya Downs (8) of Homecroft, Old Denaby, and June Savage (7), of Newholme, Old Denaby (flower girls); Andrea (6) :Ind Margaret (4) Durans, of Denaby Lane, Old Denaby, and Mary Lee (7), of the Green, Old Denaby (Butterflys.
Members 01 the Junior School sang, danced, gave recitals and two plays, “A Dog’s Life” and “Down the Crocus Tunnel.”
A_ ballet dance was given by junior school pupil, Irene Massey, ;and the guests were entertained by a skiffle group comprising junior ‘school pupils Andrew Sinclair, Paul Wanless, Irene Massey, Banya Downs, Howard Beal, Michael Jevons, Jane Savage, and Doreen Stafforth.
BEFORE THE CEREMONY.
Before the crowning ceremony junior schoolboys Paul Wanless (9) of Top Fold Cottages, Old Denaby, Michael Lewis (11), of The Green, Old Denaby, Andrew John Sinclair (1l) of Brantwood, Old Denaby, Peter Savage (8), of New-holme, Old Denaby, Howard Beal and Brian Coates, sang. Pupils of ‘the infants’ school danced and gave recitals.
At the retiring ceremony the Queen, wearing her crown of blue land gold. decorated with flowers; was followed by her attendants, .dressed in white; red, blue, yellow, land pink, carrying sprays of flowers ‘and apple blossom and wearing beautiful floral head-dresses. Over 20 members of the school took, principal parts in the festivities.