Galloway Past picture

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Its The Galloway Pageant’s big day tomorrow with the crowning of the Queen of Galloway for 2011. In our blast from the past this week we reprint a Galloway Gazette picture of the crowning ceremony in 1960 when Margaret Bryan from Gatehouse of Fleet had just been crowned Queen.

Two weeks ago we asked for help with naming the young girl sitting astride the Hereford cow at Wigtown Show. We now know it was eight year-old Fiona McIntyre (now Downie) astride her grandfather’s Champion Hereford, Westwood Margaret 57th, winner of six Supreme Championships that year for Marshall McIntyre, Bridgebank, Stranraer.