Nostalgia 1992: Sunshine smiles for gala queen Nicola

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Just as if a magic wand had been waved, the dull overcast morning changed dramatically to give Carron and Carronshore gala day a glorious afternoon.

The sun broke through as the procession was about to leave Burnside Park and by the time it reached Gairdoch Park a large crowd was there to greet it. Queen Nicola Mountford (pictured), a ten year old primary six pupil at Carron Primary School, was crowned by Mrs Jeanette Brown, a member of the gala day committee for 15 years and treasurer for 13 years.

‘‘It was a wonderful day and the fine weather brought out a larger than usual crowd,’’ said Mrs Brown. ‘‘Everything went to plan and villagers and visitors alike had a very enjoyable afternoon.’’