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March 3, 2016

Plump and Lovely – "Miss Fat and Beautiful" Beauty Contest in London, 1962

Various shots overweight women window shopping in Oxford Street in London. Interior of department store, Barkers of Kensington. Various shots of large ladies taking part in "Miss Fat and Beautiful" beauty contest. Contestants are Mrs. Mary Ramsden from Leeds, Mrs. Marie Burgess from Bath, Mrs. Joan Gronert from Nottingham, Mrs. Dorothy Waugh aged 32 from Scotland, Mrs. Helen Thomas from Birmingham, Miss Leonore Hoyle from Blackburn. The winner is Mrs. Waugh - we see her wearing the winner's sash and holding bouquet.



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