Summer is the season of galas, fetes and carnivals.
There’s hardly a weekend goes by without a summer celebration on the Fylde Coast and for some children, it is their time to shine. These pictures round up some of the gala and rose queens who dressed up for the occasions to be crowned queen at events in the 1990s and early 00s.
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1. Rose Queen Memories
Tracey Smithey is crowned as rose queen at Marton Methodist Church, 1997 Photo: Dawn Castle
2. Rose Queen Memories
Mereside Rose Queen Lindsay Ellison and retinue Photo: Robert Charles Norton Lock
3. Rose Queen Memories
Abby Pridmore - Singleton rose queen, 2001 Photo: Submit
4. Rose Queen Memories
Normoss and Staining Gala. Left Lytham Rose Queen Yvette Spedding 12, and Maid Kath Donohoe 11 Photo: Dave Nelson
5. Rose Queen Memories
12-year-old Lucy Kay who was the Holy Trinitychurch Rose Queen in 1997 Photo: Dawn Castle
6. Rose Queen Memories
Pic shows Rose Queen Megan Porter (11) with her retinue at Lytham Club Day in 1998 Photo: Rob Lock