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Sisters as Rivals for Position of Darfield Hospital Queen

March 1939

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 31, 1939

Sisters as Rivals for Position of Darfield Hospital Queen

Here are photographs of four young women of Darfield who aspire to the honour of being the second Hospital Queen of the village. They are twin sisters Misses E and A. Marsh, the former having been maid of honour to the present Hospital Queen during her term of office, and Miss Dorothy Fawcett and her sister, Miss Elsie Fawcett, of Barnsley Road.

Mr. T. Oxley, secretary of the Hospital Committee is anxious to have more photographs as soon as possible, or failing pictures, applications, so that he will have some idea as to how many competitors there are likely to be.

The company of “Going Gay” from Barnsley will attend the Hospital Dance on Easter Monday night and principals will act as judges. Darfield has already made history in contributing so generously to the hospital movement, and this is largely due to the hard work and enterprise of the secretary, Mr. Oxley and his committee. They hope local girls will rally round and assist them as much as possible to help carry on this good work.

A meeting will be held shortly to discuss the question of dresses for the Queen and her retinue, and it is certain the sum allocated will not be less than last year.

That the duties of Hospital Queen are pleasant and interesting can be seen by reference to an article about Miss Betty Marley, the present Queen, which appears elsewhere in this issue.

We hope this little reminder will spur on young women between the ages of 16 and 22 to look out their photographs at once and pack them off to Mr. Oxley.