21 Aug Harlow’s first ever Carnival Queen to be honoured on Sunday
The great grandchildren of Harlow’s first ever Carnival Queen will get the chance to follow in their great grandmother’s footsteps this Sunday (26 August 2018) as they take part in the Carnival parade.
In 1951 the late Maureen Yvonne Earl from Old Harlow was crowned the Harlow New Town Carnival Queen after being chosen from a crowd and asked to enter the Carnival’s Beauty Queen contest.
This Sunday Maureen’s great grandchildren Samuel (6) and Eden (4) along with their mother Izzy (Maureen’s granddaughter) and grandmother Glynis Grove (Maureen’s daughter) will represent Maureen and take their seats on the special VIP open top bus.
The Carnival returns to town this year after its comeback as part of Harlow’s 70th birthday celebrations last year.
Up until the 1980s, the Carnival was an annual event in Harlow. It was originally held in Old Harlow, before moving to the New Town in 1951, with Maureen being the Queen of the first New Town Carnival.