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GALLERY: The Miss Waveney competition through the 70s and 80s

PUBLISHED: 09:29 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 18 October 2018

Elaine Payne, Beccles Miss Waveney, 29th July 1980. Photo: Archant Library

Elaine Payne, Beccles Miss Waveney, 29th July 1980. Photo: Archant Library

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For decades women from across the region competed for the prestigious title of Miss Waveney.

Beccles Miss Waveney, July 1983. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney, July 1983. Photo: Archant Library

The competition was a staple of the Beccles Regatta Carnival throughout the 70s and 80s.

And the victor would earn a cash prize, a chance to be part of a professional photo shoot and a year-long reign in which they would appear at various local events.

Beccles Miss Waveney, 1st August 1974. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney, 1st August 1974. Photo: Archant Library

Take a scroll through some of the contestants from the contest throughout the 70s and 80s.

Did you ever take part the Miss Waveney competition? Email your memories to enjoybecclesmore@archant.co.uk

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 21st June 1983. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 21st June 1983. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 21st June 1983. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 21st June 1983. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney contestant, 20th July 1984. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney finalist, 15th July 1976. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney finalist, 15th July 1976. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney finalist, 15th July 1976. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney finalist, 15th July 1976. Photo: Archant Library

Beccles Miss Waveney finalist, 15th July 1976. Photo: Archant LibraryBeccles Miss Waveney finalist, 15th July 1976. Photo: Archant Library

Kim Powley, Beccles Miss Waveney, 2nd August 1977. Photo: Archant LibraryKim Powley, Beccles Miss Waveney, 2nd August 1977. Photo: Archant Library

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