Miss Rye’s Own Finalists 1970

The Finalists 1970

The five young ladies pictured below are the finalists in the 1970 ‘Miss RSheila Cockett, ye’s Own’ Competition. You, our readers, are asked to judge the final. Just pick out who you think should be ‘Miss Rye’s Own 1970’. and send a post card with your choice to ‘Miss Rye’s Own’   6 Cinque Ports Street. Rye.

Sign your name on the card – 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, May 23 1970

Miss Rye's Own Finalists 1970
Miss Rye’s Own Finalists 1970

One – Sheila Cockett

Sheila Cockett
Sheila Cockett

Sheila, who lives in Rye, is a 16 year old nursing Cadet at Hill House Hospital. Sheila was also educated at Rye County Secondary School. Her hobbies are drawing, knitting, walking and dancing.

Miss Cockett hopes to make a career working with handicapped children, her ambition is to travel, Sheila would especially like to visit Spain.

Two – Jane Cresey

Jane Cresey
Jane Cresey


Born at Brede 22 years ago. Jane attended Rye County Secondary School and was a popular pupil there.

Miss Cresey, who is fond of animals and has a pet poodle, works for a large motor retail outlet at St. Leonards as a typist and delivery driver. Previously Jane worked at Westlakes. Rye.

Driving is one of Jane’s hobbies she also enjoys dancing and swimming. Her  ambition’ is to own a sports car.

Three – Linda Parsons

Linda Parsons
Linda Parsons

Linda Parsons

16 year old Linda Parsons is another local lass who attended the old County Secondary School.

Linda, who is keen on sport and played Stoolball and Hockey at school, is now a children’s nanny at Caterham. Her parents live at Winchelsea and Linda is usually home at weekends.

Her leisure interests are dancing and pop records and her ambition is to be a success in life.

Four – Barbara Newman

Barbara Newman
Barbara Newman

Barbara Newman is a petite 16 year old brunette from Rye.

Miss Newman is studying for her ‘A’ levels at the Thomas Peacocke Comprehensive and works part time at The Mint Stores.

Her hobbies are Dancing, Stock Car Racing and pop music and her ambition is to become a journalist – failing this Barbara’s second choice would be social work.

Five – Dianne Cutting

Dianne Cutting
Dianne Cutting

Diane Cutting

Diane is a 17 year old clerical typist at a local Bank, a post taken on leaving the Thomas Peacock. School last year.

Diane’s interests are fashion and music. She has, been a menber of the Methodist Choir for several years and gained many awards for solo and group uinging performances.

Her ambition is to travel widely.

The Prizes

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Cover Girl

The winner of this exciting competition will become Miss Rye’s Own. 1970 and will appear as Cover Girl in our July issue. The winner will also receive a free hair-do, a set of studio photos, and a £5 voucher for cosmetics.

Miss Rye’s Own Final

VOTE on a postcard V OTE for one girl only.

From the May 1970 issue of “Rye’s Own”