Queen Mary's visit
(Recalled by Gwen Oliver)


When Queen Mary, on a visit to Bristol, asked to meet Ivy and the girls it certainly put the seal on their success...

Gwen Oliver was one of the girls presented .."My husband Bob was a prisoner of war in Austria and I think I was presented because of that".

"She spoke for quite sometime about the wonderful holidays that she and the King had had in Austria; that was very interesting for me - and then of course, the performance of walking backwards - it was very exciting; she was perfectly sweet".

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