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This week, Marlene Leeson was crowned Miss Dominion of Canada in 1962. This photo was taken in Malton while she waited for a plane to take her to London for the Miss World Contest. (Photo by Norman James, courtesy of the Baldwin Collection, Toronto Reference Library.)
Do you know where Marlene Leeson is now? Doppler received a message from John Wolstenholme of Spain, a relative of Marlene’s, wondering if anyone in the Huntsville area might know where she is. “I last saw her at my fathers house in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England in 1962,” he wrote. “It was just before she travelled down to London for the Miss World contest that year. She has always lived in Canada as far I remember but keeping in touch in the 1960s was difficult. It was a lovely family visit with lots of excitement ….Miss Canada at my house!”
In a subsequent email, Wolstenholme added that Leeson would now be 81 years old.
Some sites list her home in 1962 as Scotia (near Emsdale). Doppler readers, can you help?
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This vintage postcard shows the Huntsville wharf in decades past. (Image courtesy of the Muskoka Heritage Place Collection.) We asked Doppler readers what they recognized in this photo. Here’s what they had to say:
Jean Wagg spied the back of the Wardell building, which is now Algonquin Outfitters and Pizza Pizza noted Bob Waterhouse. Terry McCaffery noticed the steamer Algonquin. And David Johns and Jon Snelson pointed out the former Kent Hotel, the large, red brick building in the centre of the image, which Johns added is now (at least in part) the small park/parking lot, Kent Park, at the corner of Main and Brunel. Snelson also guessed that the building to the left of the Kent Hotel could be Dr. Howland’s hospital.
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