Royal Gallery of Marymass Queens

Crowning 1937In the mid 1920s the people of Irvine were adjusting to the horror of the First World War, and depression was part and parcel of everyday life. Marymass had lost its religious associations; people tried hard to make ends meet; a general strike was on the horizon. Out of the gloom, a number of Carters had other things in mind. The then Captain, James Sloan, held a meeting - the agenda (an idea of Mr P S Clark) was to bring Mary Queen of Scots and her four Marys into celebrations. The year 1928 would be the first.

The photo on the left shows the crowning of Theresa Quinn in 1937 - note the War Memorial in its original position in the middle of the street.

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Martha McHarg 1928

Agnes Plenderleith 1929 - photo provided via Andy Tremble in 2014

Ray Tanner 1930

Theresa Brady 1931

Stella Connor 1932 - identified in 2006 by Margaret Cairns & Marion Young, via 'Irvine Herald'

Amelia Wyllie 1933

Jean McDonald 1934

Margaret ('Peggie') Gilmore 1935

May Wark 1936

Theresa Quinn 1937 - identified by Margaret Cairns, a 1937 Mary, via 'Irvine Herald' in 2006

Polly Wills 1938

Elizabeth Raeside 1939

Angela Craik 1946

Anne Mercer 1947

May Timpany 1948

May McGinn 1949

Jean McCulloch 1950

Rena Bell 1951

Rosemary Scott 1952

Isobel McKay 1953

Anne Dale 1954

Patricia Lynch 1955

May McColl 1956

Elaine Ballantyne 1957

Margaret Lamb 1958

Pamela Childes 1959

Mary Hall 1960

Elizabeth Quinn 1961

Wilma Hamilton 1962

Katrine ('Kay') Sutherland 1963

Frances O'Hagen Brown 1964

Elizabeth Chalmers 1965

Ailna McPhee 1966

Ann Myles 1967

Joanne Morrison 1968

Carol Salmon 1969

Eileen Martin 1970 with Miss Carnduff, whose shop stocked all the ribbons for horses

Jacqueline Coyle 1971

Sandra Fulton 1972

Alicia Laughland 1973 (see 1999)

Linda Smith 1974

June Watson 1975

Angela McDaid 1976

Elizabeth Ewing 1977

Dawn Phair 1978

Ann Marie Scott 1979

Audrey Hepburn 1980

Lesley Hood 1981

Caroline Burns 1982

Jacqueline Cherrie 1983

Lynn Coull 1984

Pamela Gallacher 1985

Pamela Jane Kirk 1986 and party

Yvonne Allison 1987

Susanne Murphy 1988

Gillian Butler 1989

Kadeen Rae 1990

Nicola Campbell 1991

Kate McCoy 1992

Debbie Flannigan 1993

Jennifer Parker 1994

Alana Guidi 1995

Elizabeth Sutton 1996

Kerry Hedges 1997

Aimee McQueen 1998

Ashley Laughland 1999 (neice of Alicia 1973)

Jennifer Dickson 2000

Jennifer Egan 2001

Stacey Kavanagh 2002

Jennifer Roger 2003

Siobhan King 2004

Stephanie McHallam 2005

Kate Milner 2006

Courtney Finnigan 2007

Kerri-Ann Murdoch 2008

Laurie Swan 2009

Vicky Burns 2010

Alanna McGinnis 2011

Emma Morrison 2012

Jordyn Leckie 2013

 

Ashleigh McLachlan 2014

Amy Kerr 2015 

Abbi McLeish 2016 

Payton McGrath 2017 

 

 

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