As everyone must already know, Mrs Lynda Grinham of Head Office was voted to become the first Miss BMB on Saturday, 16th June at the Guild Club, Station Street.
Lynda collected a bouquet and a cheque for £10 for the honour of being chosen. She also goes forward as one of our representatives for the Miss Nalgo contest later this year.
The runners-up in the contest were Miss Caroline Guy and Mrs Gina Cullen, who each received cheques for being chosen in the first three.
I feel that everyone who attended the contest enjoyed the evening immensely, and special thanks must go to all the other contestants who entered, and we can only wish them better luck in next year's contest.
Carol M Gaffney,
Shard End Branch.
A photograph of Lynda (right) also appeared in CONTACT
CONTACT: Summer 1974
The second Miss B.M.B. contest was held at the Guild Club on Saturday 18th May with 150 members and friends in attendance. The result was as follows:
1st Miss Sheila Golding
2nd Miss Collette Foxon
3rd Mrs Linda Ravenscroft
Sheila and Collette have both agreed to represent the Bank in the B.M.O.G. Personality of the Year Contest. Sheila will also be the Guest of Honour at the Annual Dance on November 16th at Penns Hall. Sheila’s prizes incidentally are a cheque for £10, a beautiful big spray of flowers and of course her own Branch received a portable radio.
The dance itself was a tremendous success and the added humour of a Mr. B.M.B. fancy dress really set the seal for one of the best social functions I have yet had the pleasure of organising. Incidentally, Phillip Whitehouse won the title and a pair of chest expanders (he needs ‘em too!)
I do however, report with regret, one sad note – the application for tickets reached 230 by the closing date. Strictly speaking the Guild Club will only seat 120 so 150 was the real limit meaning that some would have to stand. The system of ticket allocation was not easy to decide on, so the Social Committee decided to eliminate applications by:-
a) Restricting the applications of those who were bringing more than 3 guests per member.
b) Simple elimination by drawing names from a hat – witnessed by 2 Social Committee members.
Elimination (a) deleted 50 applications
Elimination (b) deleted 30 applications
I am very sorry that not everyone could be accommodated – I certainly don’t like telling anyone that they cannot have tickets.
Next year we shall certainly have another Mr. & Miss B.M.B. dance and I hope that Branches will nominate their Staff – after all just look at Sheila’s success inside 48 hours – a full length photo of Sheila on the front page of the ‘Evening Mail’
Well done Sheila.
D.R. HornerSocials Chairman