The Miss Rye’s Own 1971 Final
These six young ladies, are the finalists in the 1971 Miss Rye’ s Own’ Competition
You, our readers, are asked to judge the final. Just pick out who you think should be ‘Miss Rye’s Own 1971’ and send a post card with your choice to Miss Rye’ s Own Competition’ , 6 Cinque Ports Street. Rye.
Sign your name on a postcard – you may have only one vote, but more than one vote can be registered on each card if all voters put their signatures and addresses next to their selection.
All votes must be received by first post on saturday, 22nd May.1971
Who will be Miss Rye’ s Own 1971?.
One of the six pretty girls pictured will be elected by our readers and take up the title, but which one?.
A look at past winners and statistics might give a clue to the 1971 result.
This year four of the girls have long hair. Only two of the five past winners have been long haired but since these two were successful in 1969 and 1970 this could be a trend.
Two of our finalists are fair haired. Only once has a blonde won, that was back in 1966 when Kay Whiting became the first Miss Rye’ s Own.
The average age of the past winners was 18. There is only one eighteen year old finalist this time. The only past winner over 20 was Frederica Barwood who was 23. Two of the 1971 finalists are 23.
It seems from these observations that any one of the six girls could win, it promises to be a very exciting competition.
One thing is certain, whichever of the girls comes out on top, Miss Rye’s Own 1971 will be a real beauty.
Further pictures of the finalists appear here
Attractive 18 year old Ann Smythe of Brookland is a Sales Assistant at Woolworth’ s Rye Store, a job she took on leaving Southlands School, New Romney. Ann has lived at Brookland almost all her life, though she is Irish, being born in the beautiful county of Ballyclair in Northern Ireland. Her hobbies are knitting, reading and driving. Ann is also interested in art. She enjoys travel and would like to visit foreign lands. Her ambition is to be happy.
Val. Tiltnan, a vivacious 23 year old blonde, is bar-maid at the Pipemakers Arms. Beauty competitions are not a new thing toher for in 1965 she won a Beautiful Hair Competition judged by film star Jannette Scott. As a result Valerie spent a day in London touring Pinewood studios and other high spots as a guest of the Pinewood Company. Valerie has lived in Rye all her life, attending the local schools. Since leaving school she has had several interesting jobs. Her first job was as shop assistant at Vaghorn’ s GreengrOcers and then she tried her hand at Hairdressing. Valerie’s interests are dancing and riding and her ambition is to own her own business.
16 year old Judy Pilcher of East Guldeford is a pretty lass with ambitions to get on in this modern world we live in. Judy is studying hard for her 0’ Levels at The Thomas Peacocke Comprehensive. Judy hopes to eventually take up a career in art, and already has a part time job as a painter at Iden Pottery. Her hobbies are sketching, dancing and reading. She also likes writing letters and has pen friends in Sweden and Holland. Judy’s favourite T.V. programme is ‘Top of the Pops’.
Petite 16 year old Dierdre Carvell is an overlocker at Dean’ s Rag-book company, a job she took on leaving the County Secondary School. Dierdre, a sporting type, who gained her colours as a member of the schools First Eleven Hockey team and is currently a regular player in the Rye Ladies Soccer Team. She supports Spurs. Besides football Dierdre is interested in records and fashion. She also likes Sailing but has had little opportunity in this field since leaving school. Her ambition is to get on in life and she hopes to learn to drive this Summer when she will be seventeen.
Jane Cresey of Brede is a 23 year old full of vitality and go. Her Job as receptionist at the Warrior Hotel. St. Leonards-on- Sea is full of interest for she enjoys meeting people. Jane attended the Rye County Secondary School at New Road and worked with the Westlake firm at Rye Harbour. Jane spent four years in London working at a Pop agency, she managed a group ‘The Riot Squad’ for a while during this time. Her main interest is driving, she has her own car, a Triumph Herald and sometimes her boy friend allows her to use his B. Type Jag.
Pretty long haired brunette, Elaine Magrath of Pottiugfield Road is a Bank Clerk at Rye’s National Westminster Branch. Elaine, who Is almost seventeen, has lived in Rye all her life, attending Primary and The Thomas Peacocke Comprehensive School, where she was Librarian. Her interests are varied, Swimming, Records and reading Historical Classics. Family at War is Elaine’s favourite Television programme and Mungo Jerry her Pet Pop Group. Elaine’ a ambition is to do well at her work and have a successful and lively life.
From”Rye’s Own” April – May – June 1971