BY his own admission, reader Steve Gomersall knows a thing or two about eccentrics.
And he owes it all to St John’s School, Blackpool, where his great aunt Maggie was a pupil and crowned Rose Queen of Blackpool in the coronation year of 1911.
Then again, perhaps the un-named teacher in top hat and splendid false moustache in this photograph also helped to seal Steve’s reputation.
He explains: “The picture shows staff of the school, who were all women, and a few of the pupils, in fancy dress celebrating the coronation of King George V. I wonder if anyone recognises any of them?
Steve says: “I submitted this shot to Tyrrell’s Crisps for their national competition called English Eccentrics and to my surprise won first prize!”
The booty consists of a year’s supply of crisps together with a framed photograph showing the 1911 picture on one of their crisp packets.
Steve says: “If they decide to use the photo we might see St John’s School staff preserved for posterity, courtesy of Tyrrell’s Crisps.”