Did You Know..?
Misfortune dogged the annual carnival in 1969 when David Whitfield, a
chart topping tenor heartthrob who had agreed to crown the Queen, Miss Nancy
Lindley, was unavoidably detained on a tour of Australia. The Carnival Committee
were, however, able to secure the Leeds United and Welsh International
goalkeeper, Gary Sprake, as a late replacement. Unfortunately, Sprake was taken
ill at almost the last moment and also had to withdraw so it was left to the
local M.P., Mr. George Jager, to perform the opening ceremony.
It was stated that Sprake's withdrawal was not too much of a disappointment for
the Queen who had hoped that Manchester United's George Best would be available
for the ceremony.
From Terry Spencer's 'Fairs, Festivals and Frolics - Knottingley 1840-2003'
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Knottingley website contains an immense amount of published
material and it is clear that many people don't have the time or
inclination to read through pages and pages of information which
often contain a lot of references that are of little interest to
them. With that in mind, in this section of the
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I have taken the most important facts and other relevant items
of interest and compiled them together in list format. It
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