Hotel invite for missing Miss Chesterfield 1968

The iconic Midland Hotel in Morecambe is searching for the Chesterfield contestant of the Miss Great Britain competition held in the seaside resort in 1968. 'The hotel was recently given a set of photos showing competitors and judges at the event which took place on the lido at Morecambe, next to the Midland. The contestants included Barbara Ponsford, from Chesterfield, who was aged 21 at the time. The photos would suggest Barbara made it into the top nine in the contest.
The iconic Midland Hotel in Morecambe is searching for the Chesterfield contestant of the Miss Great Britain competition held in the seaside resort in 1968. 'The hotel was recently given a set of photos showing competitors and judges at the event which took place on the lido at Morecambe, next to the Midland. The contestants included Barbara Ponsford, from Chesterfield, who was aged 21 at the time. The photos would suggest Barbara made it into the top nine in the contest.
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Are you the missing Miss?

If so you could be in line for a free night’s stay at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe.

The hotel is searching for Miss Chesterfield 1968, Barbara Ponsford, who went on to represent the town in the final of the Miss Great Britain competition held in the seaside resort.

Current hotel manager Matt Stanaway has put each of the finalists’ photos on to the hotel’s website.

And now he’s offering all the bathing costume-clad beauties a free night’s stay.

Matt said: “The Miss Great Britain contests are an important part of Morecambe’s heritage and I was delighted when someone gave us a set of slides from one of the events that took place in the sixties.

“We thought it would be a great idea to try to find some of the contestants pictured, and bring them to The Midland, which has been restored to its former glamorous state and will hopefully bring back some happy memories.

“If you feature in any of the photos or know someone who does, please get in touch as we’d love to bring some of the contestants to the hotel.”

* Log on to {http://englishlakes.co.uk/miss-britain/|Miss Great Britain|click here to see all the photographs.