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3891 Field Day Parade, Market Place 10DS11K Unknown 1950s
3892 Longridge's First Rose Queen Edith Muriel Crozier, the first girl to be chosen as the Rose Queen in Longridge, believed to be in the year 1924.  The election of the Rose Queen was by fellow pupils of the Sunday School.  Edith is shown in the grounds of the Old Vicarage on Lower Lane with her attendants and the Rev. Canton (the vicar at the time) and his wife.Edith (known as Muriel) was born on 20th August 1908, the daughter of George Crozier and his wife, who owned a jeweller’s shop in Berry Lane.  Mr Crozier was killed in action in France in1918 and his wife continued the business on her own.  Muriel attended Balshaws Grammar School in Leyland, travelling there by train from Longridge Station, before training as a teacher at Whitelands College in Putney.  She was headmistress of Thornley School from about 1950 to 1965 under her married name of Mrs Sharp.  She organised annual days out from the school; particularly memorable were a trip to London in the Coronation year 1953 and one to Glasgow including a sail on the Clyde.  She maintained a strong connection with the church, singing in St Paul’s choir for many years and being a member of the PCC.  She was also a keen member of Longridge Golf Club.  She died in 1991 at the age of 82 and is buried in the churchyard of the parish church.Muriel’s Rose Queen dress is in the care of the Longridge Heritage Centre Trust Photograph and information supplied by Jean Blackshaw, nee Sharp, Muriel’s daughter. 11JB22A Unknown 1924/25
3893 Rose Queen Crowning Edith Muriel Crozier, first Rose Queen of Longridge, is crowned by the vicar’s wife, Mrs Canton, in 1924. 11JB22B Unknown 1924/25
3894 Rose Queen Procession Edith Muriel Crozier, first Rose Queen of Longridge, in procession with her attendants in 1924. 11JB22C Unknown 1924/25
3895 Railtour Special On September 22nd 1962, LNWR 0-8-0 49451 was the last steam locomotive to come to Longridge hauling a passenger train. The engine had run round its carriages, taken on water and was about to couple up again to the Railtour Special for it's return to Preston.  10DS11L Unknown 22nd September 1962
3896 Tootle Heights 11JM23A Unknown Unknown
3897 Coach Trip This photograph was taken outside the former Quarryman's Arms on Higher Road. 11JM23B Unknown Unknown
3898 Longridge Junior School 11MW24A Unknown 1949
3899 Berry Lane C of E Senior School, 1952-53 11MW24B Unknown 1952
3900 Longridge R Smiths C of E School, 1954 11MW24C Unknown 1954