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1970: The Miss London Stores Festival Trolley Dolly Race

By on 15 February 2014 | comments 0
Finalists of the Miss London Stores contest race for the title of 'Festival Trolley Dolly' on the South Bank. The race was 100 yards sprint along the embankment pushing a trolley laden with Wedgewood bone china, claimed to be unbreakable. Before the more serious business of choosing Miss London 1970. Date: 05/05/1970

Finalists of the Miss London Stores contest race for the title of ‘Festival Trolley Dolly’ on the South Bank. The race was 100 yards sprint along the embankment pushing a trolley laden with Wedgewood bone china, claimed to be unbreakable. Before the more serious business of choosing Miss London 1970. Date: 05/05/1970

 

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A finalist of the Miss London Stores contest race for the title of 'Festival Trolley Dolly' on the South Bank. The race was 100 yards sprint along the embankment pushing a trolley laden with Wedgewood bone china. Before the more serious business of choosing Miss London 1970. Date: 05/05/1970

A finalist of the Miss London Stores contest race for the title of ‘Festival Trolley Dolly’ on the South Bank. The race was 100 yards sprint along the embankment pushing a trolley laden with Wedgewood bone china. Before the more serious business of choosing Miss London 1970. Date: 05/05/1970

 

After the race, the glamour:

 

Happy smiles as Ruby Hitchcock, who won the recent 'Miss London Stores' title, learns all about the glamour of Lawn Tennis from America's 'Gorgeous' Gussie Moran, right, at Simpson's department store in Piccadilly, London. They were attending the store's 13th annual Pre-Wimbledon reception. Officials of leading Lawn Tennis associations and other sporting personalities were at the get-together to discuss the forthcoming Wimbledon Championships. Date: 19/06/1968

Happy smiles as Ruby Hitchcock, who won the recent ‘Miss London Stores’ title, learns all about the glamour of Lawn Tennis from America’s ‘Gorgeous’ Gussie Moran, right, at Simpson’s department store in Piccadilly, London. They were attending the store’s 13th annual Pre-Wimbledon reception. Officials of leading Lawn Tennis associations and other sporting personalities were at the get-together to discuss the forthcoming Wimbledon Championships.
Date: 19/06/1968