Tain Museum Image Library

Tain Carnival Group
Tain Museum Image Library
Tain Carnival Group

The 1948 Tain Carnival Queen (Lewis Fraser) is pictured in front of the Royal Hotel along with her attendants and some of the children taking part in the Fancy Dress competition. Several proud parents/interested spectators can be seen in the background.
Picture added on 30 January 2004
Comments:
The children in this photo are not fancydress participants but those who took part in the open air children's concert for the crowning ceremony which took place in the grounds of the Old Academy.

The children performed songs and dances from nursery rhymes and you can make out Wee Willy Winky and Little Miss Muffet standing near one of the queen's page boys I recognise the top of my sister's bonnet who played the part of "Mary had a little lamb".
Added by Mrs Sheenagh Urquhart on 26 March 2004
I am the page boy on the left and my brother Colin on the right.I think the little girl next to him could be Alison Gray?

Added by Dugald Mackenzie on 21 August 2007
I am pretty sure I was the second page boy
Added by Morris Bannerman on 20 June 2009
The Carnival Queen is my great Aunty Lewis. Love this photograph.
Added by Lynsey Harkiss on 24 May 2013
My dad was one of the ten little black and white minstrel boys (not very pc in those days) must dig out the photo he has and upload it.
Added by Jacqueline Ross on 03 December 2016
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Occasions

Carnival Queen and Attendants at BalintoreTain Post Office Retirement/Long ServiceTain Post Office and GPO StaffScout's Float, Tain Carnival, 1946/7Mansfield Farm buildings Under DemolitionGarage Fire, Scotsburn RoadMrs. Grace Ross, KilrennyThe 1906 Opening of S Duthus Bowling Club, TainTarlogie House, early 19th CenturyWar Memorial, Ardgay/Bonar Bridge