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Miss Doreen Roy

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Page from the DEBUTANTE AND COURT ILLUSTRATED 1925
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 27596
Miss Doreen Roy, Presented by Mrs C.Rookhurst I wonder if this young lady had any connection with the ROY CAFE?

Comment by: Maureen on 19th February 2016 at 13:51

Oh,how pretty she looks..how dainty..and I just love that chair..there can't be many people with that surname so I bet
she must be related to them.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 19th February 2016 at 13:59

Ron,

The owners of the Roy Cafe were Richard and Jane Gorner.
At the time of the photo they were living at 54 Kenyon Road.

Comment by: Vb on 19th February 2016 at 15:17

Mrs C Rookhurst would have been presented at Court herself to be able to present Miss Roy. All debutants carried feathers and wore a white gown. The procedure was ended by the Queen at the beginning of her reign. Young 'gels' were eligible for marriage after presentation. Prince Philip thought it was ' daft',! !!! (trust him) it was mainly aristocrats and upper classes who were presented .....perhaps she had connections with the landed gentry of Haigh Hall!!!!! I don't know?

Comment by: henry7 on 19th February 2016 at 15:20

Beautiful dress. Wonder if she was a debutante? Looks like she's from a well heeled family.

Comment by: Red on 19th February 2016 at 17:00

One of the elite classes who would have looked down on us plebs and scoffed at the working class struggle. Should all have been shot at dawn in the grounds of Haigh Hall then used for ferret food. Come the revolution brothers and sisters these types will moved on forever.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th February 2016 at 18:51

If she belonged to The Roy Café, she obviously kept off the pies......how slim and elegant she was!

Comment by: A.W. on 20th February 2016 at 10:10

I think they had to be nominated and/or presented by someone who had been presented themselves. It seems a very archaic custom to us nowadays.

Comment by: Jarvo on 20th February 2016 at 13:44

What a change to the mill girls as miserable as sin in the chippy queues. Wigan's elite showing us how it should be done. Bravo! I say, and let's have more of it. As for the revolution, I can never see Comrade Corbyn and his spoilers having any power in this country, EVER...Red sunsets and soup kitchens in Bootle, with Ricky Tomlinson serving the mush...One out! All out! NEVER...It's over...Thank God.

Comment by: Keith Beckett on 20th February 2016 at 19:30

Doreen Annie Gascoigne Roy born at the beginning of the 20th century here [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-1336174/YES-To-factory-greenfield-site--NO-To-rebuilding-Georgian-house.html]Roy[/url]
Father was a lieutenant colonel in the Sherwood Foresters.

Comment by: Red on 21st February 2016 at 12:05

Yes lets have more of the photos of the elite set that made their wealth off the poor and the rape and pillage of the world in the name of the Empire and Britannia. Still I see they are held in high regards by some fools by the comments above, fools that would have been laughed at by these upper class inbreds, especially union representatives with delusions of grandeur from terraced housing in deprived areas of Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Comment by: Fert on 21st February 2016 at 20:23

That does not mean a Mrs C Rookhurst of Wigan, that is a full inserted double barrelled surname, as certain types do to aggrandise themselves whilst ever clawing upwards. Same with Miss Roy, one or two insertions. Bit of land, bit of military...placing the gels on the meat rack.
Whilst they could do that, 1925, people were in dire straits and kids were going round with no shoes on their feet and rickets.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st February 2016 at 22:26

Ye Gods,I bet Ron wishes he'd never put the blessed photo on.
what is the matter with you folk..there's always been them and us,but does it merit so much bile..accept it's just a photo on Album and nothing more.

Comment by: Blue on 22nd February 2016 at 20:05

Hers geet a face like a ferret unaw.

Comment by: Sheryl B on 23rd February 2016 at 06:34

Is it any wonder they gave people like you the shaft, Red. Bogun..

Comment by: Red on 23rd February 2016 at 11:18

People like me, Sheryl? Sorry not sure how one should address you, would that be Ma'am, Duchess or plain old Milady. I'm afraind you have me with the "Bogun.." bit Ma'am, is it upper class code?

By the bye, Come the revolution, say what!

Comment by: Fred on 23rd February 2016 at 15:23

Methinks Red has a problem or two with himself and life in general..

Comment by: SherylB on 24th February 2016 at 02:14

I think you might be right there, Fred.. no doubt brainwashed as a boy probably by parents full of hatred just like him.

Comment by: Red on 24th February 2016 at 10:44

Sheryl, have you no housework to be doing, washing, mopping or making the beds? Probably never been shown how by parents who sat in the Con club all day long.

Comment by: Roy on 24th February 2016 at 10:54

Wigan WHERE Red ??????????

Comment by: Anne on 24th February 2016 at 12:20

Been mentioned on today's PAD by "Roy" that Roy is a common Indian name, very true. I remember way back in the 50s seeing a picture in the W Observer a marriage announced between Miss Worthington and Mr. Roy. Miss Worthington looked to be dark skinned, Mr.Roy even darker skinned.

Comment by: Red on 24th February 2016 at 14:19

Roy is of Norman origin of course although the British stole the name among other things from India and is a variant of the name Rai which was a title of honour there.

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