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KNOTTINGLEY CARNIVAL 1969
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' Volume One
 
Knottingley Facts
As you are no doubt aware, the 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 Knottingley website you will find a list of subjects from which I have taken the most important facts and other relevant items of interest and compiled them together in list format.  It is from lists similar to this that our online quiz has been compiled so the articles we will be publishing here should be of assistance to you when attempting our quiz.

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