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In The Coal Queen Quest

April 1970

South Yorkshire Times, April 25th, 1970

In The Coal Queen Quest

Nineteen-years-old Angela Greenhalgh, of Bolton, is hoping to appear on Pontefract racecourse…in the Yorkshire Coal Queen contest.

Angela of Carr Head Lane, who is a shorthand typist, will be entering her first beauty contest and feels she has “a good a chance as anyone.”

She entered the competition at the suggestion of her father, who works at Barnburgh Colliery.

Photographs of all potential entries, who must be either the wives or daughters of Coal Board employees, are sent to the judges who select the best fourteen.  These go through to the final at Pontefract, where the competition will form part of the annual miners’ demonstration.