The OFFICIAL Hastings Old Town Carnival 1999 Pages
Prizewinning Old Town Carnival 1999 Cover Design from Jon Higham of All Saints Street
7th June 1999, a new Carnival Court, 1999 Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen, Miss Hastings, 17 year old Leah Newman with Carnival Princesses, left Stephanie Bowers (18)and right Elizabeth Taylor (18)
Leah Newman accepts the crown, Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen, Miss Hastings 1999
second place, Stephanie Bowers, Hastings Old Town Carnival Princess
third place, Elizabeth Taylor, Old Town Carnival Princess
Some of the contestants waiting to be called
The fate of the contestants was in their hands, the judges, left Paul Joy, President of the Fishermen's Protection Society, Bet Hodgson, herself a Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen in 1970 and Richard Neale, Editor in Chief of the Hastings Observer, one of the sponsors of the event.
This years selection evening was once again held at the Hastings and St.Leonards Angling Association's Club House, and these pictures were posted within hours of the event.
All pictures and words (c) Ion Castro 1999, no reproduction in any form without prior consent in writing