Jenny Barnie From Dunbeath Rediscovered In Noel Donaldson's Old Files
27th September 2013
OBVIOUS why Jenny Barnie from Dunbeath was chosen a beauty queen. It wasn't yesterday ... away back in 1945, the year I was born, in fact, writes Noel Donaldson.
I came across the photo when Marge and I were clearing the attic. Jenny was 20, when she was chosen Miss 1946, in December 1945, for Wick's forthcoming old New Year celebrations.
The photo was inside an envelope which had a label with the address of the Scottish Daily Record and Evening News Ltd, in Glasgow. It had been returned to my late father, John Hot News Donaldson who had submitted it to the newspaper for publication after he resumed his press agency at the end of the war.
The picture must have been used, as the size required for the paper was marked on the back.