Jubilee call to past Festival Queens

Pat Warhurst, 1951 Buxton Festival Queen. Photo is stamped with Boards of Buxton logo.
Pat Warhurst, 1951 Buxton Festival Queen. Photo is stamped with Boards of Buxton logo.

To help mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the organisers of Buxton Wells Dressing Festival are looking to invite as many of the previous festival queens as possible to this year’s crowning ceremony.

The popular event will take place, following the Blessing of the Wells, at St John’s Church on Sunday July 8.

Queen’s Secretary Maureen Kitchen said letters had been sent out inviting those they had contact details for - but there were still quite a few they had been unable to trace.

“Quite a few have moved away, changed address or have married so we have no idea how to contact them,” she said.

If you are a past Buxton Wells Dressing Festival Queen, or have the contact details for someone who was, please contact Maureen on 01298 25590.

Any past queens who have received an invitation, but have yet to reply, are asked to respond so organisers have an idea of how many will be attending on the day.