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Hullbridge Village History

Welcome to the Hullbridge Carnival Photo Gallery.

Here you will find my images of the Hullbridge Carnivals.
These are just thumbnails of the main picture which can be accessed by simply left clicking on the relevant image..
The Carnivals started back in 1948 with the intention to have some fun, raise funds for a local center and to unite the villagers.

A list of Hullbridge Carnival Queens and Pricess's are below.

Year Queen Princess 1 Princess 2
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953 Marie Gatehouse
1954
1955
1956 Mary Bernice Dorrell
1957 Ann Marks
1958
1959 Pauline Morris Maureen Wren ? Royce.

YOU CAN CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT IN ANOTHER WINDOWS. If you recognise anyone in the photos that has not been noted please let me know.

Hullbridge Carnival Part 1.
Hullbridge queen Marie Gatehouse and bridesmaids sitting in front of 4 men and a lady in the middle dressed in their St Johns Ambulance
    	         				uniforms 1953/4 1953/4
January
HULLBRIDGE QUEEN .
Marie Gatehouse Hullbridge's 4th Carnival Queen. Courtesy of Elizabeth Gatehouse.
Hullbridge queen visits Canvey 1954
January
HULLBRIDGE QUEEN VISITS CANVEY.
A branch of St George Ambulance and Nursing Corps may soon be formed at Hullbridge, and on Saturday Hullbridge Carnival Queen and her Court and Coun. E.W.Long visited a dance organised by 12th Essex (Canvey) Battalion.
About 300 people attended the event at the Bay Country Club, Canvey and danced to the music of Fred Dickens and his band.
Website
1957

CARNIVAL PROCESSION.
Photograph donated by Jan Withers showing the 1957 Carnival procession reaching the top of the hill on Ferry Road. Mr Long can been seen in background dressed as an old hag.
1957

CARNIVAL QUEEN.
Clipping taken from Southen Standard 8 Aug 1957 show Carnival Queen Ann Marks and Princess's.
1958

HOT WHITE MAN AND CHIPS.
Photograph taken by Mrs Booth of a small float in the 1958 Carnival procession.
1958

HULLBRIDGE CARNIVAL QUEEN's FLOAT.
Photo taken by Mrs Booth of the Hullbridge Carnival Queen's float in 1958.
1958

HULLBRIDGE BOYS BRIGADE BAND.
Photograph taken by Mrs Booth of the Hullbridge Boys Brigade band marching and playing in the 1958 procession.
1958

NODDY AND BIG EARS,
Photograph taken by Mrs Booth of Crispin Harris dressed as Noddy, sitting in his Flying Squad Noddy Car with his good friend Big Ears (Beattie Carr) in the 1958 Carnival.
1959

CARNIVAL QUEEN DANCE.
Photograph courtesy of Rosemary O'Daye and Southend Standard 8th August 1959. The newly crowned queen Pauline Morris and her attendant Maureen Wren in the Village Hall with their backs to the entrance. The people in the photo are:-
Front Left to Right:1) Steven Hutton, 2) ? , 3) ? , 4) Graham Hutton, 5) ? , 6) Maureen Fethew.
Next Row behind Left to Right: 7) ? , 8) Mrs Beckwith, 9) Maureen Wren, 10) Pauline Morris, 11) ? Royce, 12) Vi Plamer, 13) Rita Fethew.
Next Row behind Left to Right: 14) ?, 15) Rosemary O'Daye, 16) Alan Garrod, 17) Jenny Wren, 18) Anne Hutton, 19) Beverley Hutton, 20) Janice Wren, 21) ? (Black Suit), 22) Gwen Beckwith (white top), 23) Wendy Beckwith, 24) ? (frilled top), 25) ? (split in half standing).
Back Row Left to Right: 26) ? (girl right at back ), 27) Harry Randolph, 28) Terry Short, 29) ? , 30) ? , 31) ? , 32) ? , 33) ? , 34) ? , 35) ? ,
In Between Left to Right:- 36) ? girl (side on), 37) ? (boy white shirt), 38) ? (girl),
39) Frank Leggett ?, 40) Micky Denmead, 41) ? (white shirt and tie), 42) ? (lady dark hair), 43) ? (Balding gentleman), 44) ? (Open necked white shirt), 45) ? (Lady with glasses), 46) ? (white open neck collar black jacket), 47) Hazel Beckwith, 48) Rita Newell (earrings), 49) ? , 50) ? (little girl), 51) ? (boy dark shirt)

For other years please click on the relevant button below:-