From the Archives: An array of award winners through the ages
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When it comes to winning competitions, there is little to compare with the presentation of a large cup or item of silverware, as our photos of past prize-winners illustrate.
1. Members of the Great Yarmouth Fire Service are pictured with the Trust Perpetual Trophy in front of their pre-1963 fire engine.
2. Ronnie Ronalde presents the ladies' champion, Mrs FGA Beckett, with her trophy at the first-ever East Anglian Archery Championships on Wellesley Recreation Ground, Yarmouth in August 1951. Mrs Beckett's husband also won the men's championship.
3. The AH Patterson Shield was first presented in 1952 by Yarmouth Naturalists Society in memory of the great naturalist, otherwise known as John Knowlittle. It went to the boy or girl in the borough who had kept the best nature notebook. The winner in 1955 was Ann Thorne of Yarmouth High School.
4. The Prunier Trophy of the 1958 herring season was won by the St Luke of Lowestoft with a haul of 162½ crans. The trophy was accepted by the wife of the skipper Ernest Thompson as he had set off with his boat for Ireland where there was a run of herring. Included in our picture are (extreme left) the deputy mayor of Yarmouth Mrs KM Adlington, Mrs SB Prunier, Mrs Thompson and (extreme right) the mayor of Lowestoft, Mr WHB Sanders.
5. Bowler Harry Reynolds of Nottingham wins the Corporation Singles Championship Trophy at Yarmouth Britannia Greens in August 1959. Presenting him with the impressive cup are the mayor and mayoress, Mr and Mrs EW Applegate.
6. CF Cable of the Reedham Vikings Tug of War team with the Dumenil Trophy which was to be competed for in September 1962 in the All England Championships. The Reedham team had held the trophy for three consecutive years, 1959-1961. The trophy, dating from 1952, is modelled on a Roman ceremonial shield and the figures illustrate Roman mythology. The silversmith was named George Siegman.
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7. Milly Fisk poses proudly by some of the trophies won by her ladies' darts team at the Bull Road Inn, Reepham Road, Hellesdon, in May 1963. Mrs Fisk formed the Norwich Ladies' Darts League in 1938 and she and her husband Jimmy were also involved in charitable causes over the years.
8. Geoffrey Peacock of Lime Tree Farm, Morley, near Wymondham, was pictured in 1964 with the 11 cups and trophies he had won in 1963 for showing his Percheron horses. Mr Peacock was breaking in horses under the guidance of his father before he left school and recalled walking a drove of colts to Haddiscoe marshes, starting at 3am, when he was a boy. He still used the handsome grey Percherons on his farm.
9. Anne Willard with her English Girls' Golf Championship trophy in August 1967. The daughter of golf professional George Willard, 17-year-old Anne went on to lead the English girls' team against the Scottish girls and scored many successes during her career in women's golf.
10. Pauline Thorpe, the winner of the 1965 Battle of Britain Week beauty competition at Yarmouth's Marina Theatre, is presented with her trophy by the popular Irish group The Bachelors, who were appearing at the ABC in September of that year.
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