Window to the Past: post war gala day

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Step forward and be crowned, Miss Margaret McMillan — the Gala Queen of 1950.

The local branch of the British Legion held gala days in the post war years, and 1950 was Margaret’s year to shine.

Sadly, the following year’s event was not to be as happy and joyous an affair: one of the attendants, a young boy, hit his head when one of the horses reared and he fell off his float.

Tragically, he died a few days later.