This Jubilee is the third time I’ve been Queen for Penryn. It started off when I was 23 in 1963, when I was the carnival Queen chosen by the judge from Culdrose air station. The second time was six year ago, for the Duke of Gloucester’s visit, all the kids came down which was lovely. In 2022 it was for the 70-year Jubilee, we came in on the boat and landed on the Quay for the celebrations. Luckily it was a calm day, though the pontoon was wobbling about.
I was born in 1940 over Glasney and I’ve lived in Penryn all my life. We were bombed during the war and moved to Falmouth for a couple of year and then came back to the same house again. I left there when I got married at 23 and lived in the Square, in a top floor flat. From there we went to Morecombes Row, and from there to where I am now on Permarin Road. I’ve been there 52 year, I shan’t move again now.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.