The race is on to find a Fife village’s elusive former sea queens in time for a big anniversary event this weekend.
Organisers of the annual St Monans Sea Queen Day hope all their former leading ladies will be able to return for the crowning of this year’s queen as the extravaganza celebrates its 60th year.
While most of the monarchs have been asked to attend on Saturday, a few have proven tricky to track down and a last minute clarion call has gone out in the hope they can join in the homecoming festivities.
They are still trying to trace 1959 sea queen Margaret Morris, who became Margaret Johnson, Marion Morris or Scott from 1961, Isobel Dunn from 1963, 1964 queen Christine Anderson and Mary Mackie from 1969.
Sea queen committee member, Vicki Salvage, who held the title in 1968, said: “This 60th anniversary occasion has meant extending a special invitation to all our former sea queens to join us for a celebration as we welcome all our St Monans homecoming queens as well as the annual crowning.
“We are still hoping to trace some of our more elusive former sea queens.
“If you know of one or more of our old girls please tell them about our celebration.”
The committee is also looking for photos of previous events, particularly ones held between 1959 and 1970, for a display in the village.
This year’s queen is Mya Horsburgh, a fourth year pupil at Waid Academy, who will reign for the coming year.
She will be accompanied by attendants Erin Clarke and Georgie Syme, page boys Robert McNally and Aron Kelly and two traditional St Monans fisher lasses, Hollie Brown and Danielle Robertson, all of whom are in P7 at St Monans Primary.
The fun will include three parades accompanied by foot-tapping music courtesy of Methil and District Pipe Band, a flotilla of boats including the Anstruther lifeboat and restored antique vessels, and an array of entertainment at the harbour.
The event will be opened at 11am by two mystery TV personalities, whose identities will only be revealed on the day.
Children are encouraged to dress up as any famous or fictional character from the 1950s onwards to be in with a chance of a prize.
Anyone who can help trace the missing sea queens or donate old pictures should contact Vicki on 01333 739131.