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Stevie Turner entered her first big beauty contest the whole village went along to watch

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Stevie Turner entered her first big beauty contest the whole village went along to watch

Stevie Turner entered her first big beauty contest the whole village went along to watch.
And on Monday, August 28, 1972, villagers from Thornley, Co Durham, saw Stevie, a 17-yeare-old factory worker, crowned Miss Crimdon at the traditional Bank Holiday Crimdon Lido glamour contest.
Stevie, who won the Miss Thornley village title to qualify for the Crimdon finals, beat 12 other girls for first place.
The 12 finalsits line -up

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Media ID 21645414

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Beauty Pageant Beauty Queen Enjoyment Mixed Age Range


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In this print titled "Stevie Turner entered her first big beauty contest the whole village went along to watch" we are transported back to the summer of 1972 in Thornley, Co Durham. The atmosphere is electric as the entire village gathers at Crimdon Lido for the highly anticipated Bank Holiday glamour contest. Seventeen-year-old Stevie Turner, a factory worker with dreams of becoming a beauty queen, has taken center stage. With her radiant smile and undeniable charm, she captivates not only the judges but also the hearts of everyone present. Stevie's journey to this momentous occasion began when she won the prestigious Miss Thornley village title, earning her place among twelve other talented finalists. The photograph captures a vibrant scene filled with mixed-age crowds eagerly watching these young women showcase their grace and style on stage. Fashion trends from that era come alive through their elegant poses and carefully chosen outfits. The joy and excitement in their eyes reflect both their personal aspirations and pride in representing their community. This image serves as a timeless reminder of an unforgettable day where dreams were realized and memories were made. It encapsulates not just a beauty pageant but also celebrates unity within a close-knit village that rallied behind its aspiring starlet. As we gaze upon this snapshot from history, we can't help but be inspired by Stevie's determination and resilience – qualities that continue to resonate today.

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