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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Queen Vera's Road, Blackpool


Queen Vera's Road, Blackpool, is one of the most obscure roads in the resort and is usually only found by accident but it was named after the Cotton Queen of Great Britain, Vera Bunn (nee Greenwood) (1920-2003). Living in Market Street, Whitworth, she was working as a winder at the Whitworth Doubling Company when she was selected to be Cotton Queen in 1937.


Cotton Queens of the 1930s

Click here for Pathe film footage of the 1937 Cotton Queen ceremony - it is about 6 minutes 20 seconds into the newsreel and lasts for about one minute - slide the marker to skip through the other news items.

Click here to see a photo of Queen Vera's Road on Google Maps.