Nostalgia: Always eager to enter a competition

Contestants at the Miss Dunbar competition in 1964; below, Nikki Murphy becomes Evening News editor for the day.

Contestants at the Miss Dunbar competition in 1964; below, Nikki Murphy becomes Evening News editor for the day.

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DAWN and Russell McIntyre always thought their baby son, Archie, was the cutest of them all – but this week it was confirmed by Evening News readers.

The seven-month-old was crowned the bonniest in our Cute Kids competition. His cheeky little grin warmed the hearts of our readers – and who can blame them?

It’s always nice to see a happy smiling face beaming out from the pages of our paper, and over the years there have been plenty of those to put a smile on readers’ faces.

In 1964, the crowds turned out to see the competitors vie to become Miss Dunbar in a contest hosted by comedian Johnny Victory and Alan Gordon.

The honours eventually went to 22-year-old Doris McNae of Ayrshire and Kathleen Kinpatrick of North Berwick. And to ensure the boys weren’t left out, the Mayfield Physical Culture Club put on a show to find Mr South of Scotland, with competitors turning out at St Luke’s school in Mayfield in May 1966.

Ten-year-old Nikki Murphy was thrilled after she got the chance to be Evening News editor for a day after winning a poster competition in August 1985.

There was a culture club at the Odeon in Edinburgh in September 1984, after youngsters were asked to put on their best Boy George costume for a competition. And Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men were among the costumes on show at Murrayfield Ice Rink for a children’s fancy dress competition in 1963.