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Past Fete Retinues

Year
Rose Queen
Theme
Opened by
Chairman
2018
Isabel Matzen
Children's Books
Rachel Lyon
Steve Howard
2017
Mae Ashford
Childhood Characters
Martin Rodgerson
Steve Howard
2016
Rebecca Foster
Rio Carnival
Liv Queenie
Steve Howard
2015
Mollie Ashford
Mad Hatters Tea Party
Helen & Chris Chrimes
Mark Williams
2014
Grace Austin
Country Life
Viscount & Lady Ashbrook
Mark Williams
2013
Laura Rodgerson
All Our Yesterdays
Janet Groom
Mark Williams
2012
Rebecca Elliott
Olympics
Judy Ledger
Mark Williams
2011
Anna Cameron
All at Sea
Stormy Stan (RNLI)
Mark Williams
2010
Sarah McKeegan
Sixties
Marjorie Hall
Steve Howard
2009
Niamh Webber Howard
At The Movies
Tony Gordon
Steve Howard
2008
Victoria Malaspina
The Orient
Rebekah Manning
Steve Howard
2007
Kasai Rimmer
A Day at the Races
Elaine Woodrow
Steve Howard
2006
Imogen Hughes
Space Oddity
Sean Jones/Tracy Spencer
Steve Howard
2005
Jessica Owen
Medieval Mayhem
Jane Proudfoot
Steve Howard
2004
Elizabeth Phillips
Going for Gold
George Osborn MP
Norma Clarke
2003
Emily Dawson
Circus
Gordon Burns
Norma Clarke
2002
Zoe Smith
Wish you were here!
Martin Sixsmith
Norma Clarke
2001
Heather Phillips
Comberbach in Bloom
Rev Alec Brown
Norma Clarke
2000
Terri Acton
Dizney
Barbara Geering
Norma Clarke
1999
Sarah Gandy
Mardi Gras
M A Bowhey-Merritt (Mayor)
Norma Clarke
1998
Kerri Thom
Sports & Pastimes
Martin Bell MP
Norma Clarke
1997
Phillipa Wilkinson
Heroes & Heroines
Mr & Mrs Geering
Rena Bradley
1996
Alexandra Wilcox
Films
Mr & Mrs Hughes
Rena Bradley
1995
Debbie Kirkham
25th Anniversary 70-95
Karen Robinson
Peter Plail
1994
Holly Woodcock
Music through the ages
Mr & Mrs Kellett
Peter Plail
1993
Laura Powling
The Orient
Mr & Mrs Wright
Geoff Kellett
1992
Sara Watkin
EEC
R Atkinson (Eurocamp)
Geoff Kellett
1991
Sally Finlayson
Nauticals
P Bentham (Waterways)
Geoff Kellett
1990
Gillian Bradley
Comic Cuts
Euan Kerr (Dandy)
John Brighouse
1989
Cheryl Goulding
Midsummer
Mr & Mrs Robinson
John Brighouse
1988
Rachel Griffiths
Caribbean
Mr & Mrs Andrews
Chris Chrimes
1987
Emma Daniels
Merrie England
Mrs E Driver
David Powling
1986
Hannah Daniels
Wings
Diana Mather (BBC News NW)
David Powling
1985
Tracey Goulding
Circus
Neil Hamilton MP
Jayne Challinor
1984
Sarah Bunn
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A Millington
Jayne Challinor
1983
Jane Kellett
*
Jackie Daniels
Jayne Challinor
1982
Bernadette Green
*
Miss Potter
M O'Shea
1981
Mary Coles
*
*
Ron Gerrard
1980
Helen Jefferson
*
Mr & Mrs Foy
*
1979
Mandy Littler
*
*
*
1978
Catherine Hall
*
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*
1977
Catherine Coles
*
*
*
1976
Julia Woolgar
*
*
*
1975
April Sadler
*
*
*
1974
Caroline Minns
*
*
*
1973
Karen Robinson
*
*
*
1972
**
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*
1971
**
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1970
**
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1964
Annette Morton
*
*
*
1963
Kathryn Woodcock
*
*
*
1962
Angela Morton
*
*
*
1961
Pamela Plant
*
*
*
1960
Celia Thurlwell
*
*
*
1959
Stella Thurwell
*
*
*
1958
Shena Iosson
*
*
*
1957
**
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*
1956
Marjorie Harrison
*
*
*
1955
Pat Betts
*
*
*
1954
Barbara Harrison
*
*
*
1953
Margaret Hulme
*
*
*
1952
Phyllis Proudlove
*
*
*
1951
Kathleen Wrench
*
*
*
1947
Rene Robinson
*
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*
1946
Dorothy Cunew
*
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