Firemens' first favourite?

PUBLISHED: 11:26 12 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:52 28 May 2010

The first Fire Service queen

The first Fire Service queen

MARCH S first Fire Service queen was crowned back in 1970 after winning the title at a dance at the town s fire station. The winner of the prestigious title lived in Whittlesey and was presented with her sash by the County Deputy Chief Fire Officer after

Do you recognise this canine crimper?

MARCH'S first Fire Service queen was crowned back in 1970 after winning the title at a dance at the town's fire station.

The winner of the prestigious title lived in Whittlesey and was presented with her sash by the County Deputy Chief Fire Officer after beating off stiff competition from 12 other contestants.

Judges at the event included Mr E Holliday the Divisional Fire Officer and Mrs Holliday.

Second in the competition was Janet Fisher and in third place Linda Foreman.

Were you March's first Fire Service queen or can you name her? Who were the firemen in the picture? Were you one of the other contestants? For how many years did March fire service hold the competition?

PAMPERED pooches belonging to the stars enjoyed beauty treatment sessions with the dog beautician in this week's photograph.

She was pictured adding the finishing touches to this poodle on the day she opened a dog beauty parlour in West Street, Wisbech. Scamp had just enjoyed a bath followed by hot air treatment.

During a nine-month apprenticeship at Duke Street Kennels in London's West End, the beauty expert groomed every kind of dog but poodles became her speciality.

Some of her canine clients included Millicent Martin's Yorkshire Terrier, Susan Maughan's 'Bobby' and Charles Clore's 'Humphrey', 'Mandy' and 'Mimie'.

Who was the canine crimper? Did you take your pet along to be expertly groomed? Can you remember the West Street shop?

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