Cecil Henry Robins a year as mayor

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With special thanks to Judith Shepherd granddaughter of Cecil Robins.

A look at the mayorship of Launceston pharmacist Cecil Robins and his wife Gwendoline through 1955/56.

Gwendoline and Cecil Robins in 1955
Gwendoline and Cecil Robins in 1955

Newly chosen mayor Cecil Robins and the town clerk C. W. Parsons in the May of 1955
Newly chosen mayor Cecil Robins and the town clerk C. W. Parsons in the May of 1955

Cecil Robins is greeted at his mayor choosing ceremony Cecil Robins is greeted at his mayor choosing ceremony

Cecil Robins greets the Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina
Cecil Robins greets the Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina
Cecil Robins gives his opening speech at the 1955 Bath and West Show
Cecil Robins gives his opening speech at the 1955 Bath and West Show
Cecil Robins gives his opening speech at the 1955 Bath and West Show

Cecil Robins is led to the opening speech at the 1955 Bath and West Show

Cecil Robins greets a delegate at the 1955 Bath and West Show

  

Cecil Robins at the 1955 Bath and West show

Cecil Robins is shown the power station for the 1955 Bath and West Show at Launceston
Cecil Robins is shown the power station for the 1955 Bath and West Show at Launceston

Cecil Robins and delegates at the 1955 Bath and West Show

Cecil Robins and delegates tour the Launceston trades tent at the 1955 Bath and West Show
Cecil Robins and delegates tour the Launceston trades tent at the 1955 Bath and West Show

Civic procession for the Bath and West Show June 1955
Civic procession for the Bath and West Show June 1955

Gwendoline Robins with Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Peter and delegates at the civic ball for the 1955 Bath and West Show
Gwendoline Robins with Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Peter and delegates at the civic ball for the 1955 Bath and West Show
A group photo for the Bath and West Ball
A group photo for the Bath and West Ball

Cecil Robins greets the Munn and Felton Band
Cecil Robins greets the Munn and Felton Band
Cecil Robins greets the Munn and Felton Band
Cecil Robins greets the Munn and Felton Band

Presentation of seat by Rotary Club to St. Mary's Hospital
Presentation of seat by Rotary Club to St. Mary’s Hospital

 

Boys Brigade parade down Race Hill with Eric Chapman. Photo courtesy of Gary Chapman.
Boys Brigade parade on the Castle Green with Eric Chapman. Photo courtesy of Gary Chapman.

1955 inter-school sports day at Coronation Park 1955 inter-school sports day at Coronation Park

Crowning of the 1955 Jacobstow Carnival Queen by Gwendoline Robins
Crowning of the 1955 Jacobstow Carnival Queen by Gwendoline Robins
Jacobstow Carnival
Cecil and Gwendoline Robins at the 1955 Jacobstow Carnival

Re-opening of Laneast Chapel in 1956
Re-opening of Laneast Chapel in 1956
Gwendoline Robins is presented with a bouquet at the 1955 reopening of Laneast Chapel
Gwendoline Robins is presented with a bouquet at the 1955 reopening of Laneast Chapel

Cecil Robins presents a cup to the Launceston stock winner Dec 1955 Cecil Robins presents a cup to the Launceston stock winner Dec 1955

Presentation to Mr. Johns on his retirement
Presentation to Mr. Johns on his retirement

Launceston Carnival Queen Crowning

Opening of the Rugby Club changing rooms

1955 Launceston College Speech Day1955 Launceston College Speech Day

Re-opening of Congdons Shop Chapel 5 April 1956
Re-opening of Congdons Shop Chapel 5 April 1956
Re-opening of Congdons Shop Chapel 5 April 1956
Re-opening of Congdons Shop Chapel 5 April 1956
Cecil Robins at the re-opening of Congdons Shop Chapel on the 5th April 1956

Chamber of Trade dinner with Sir Eric and Lady Von Bibra
Chamber of Trade dinner with Sir Eric and Lady Von Bibra

 

1956 Royal Visit to Cornwall Programme

Plan for the Royal Visit to Launceston in 1956
Plan for the Royal Visit to Launceston in 1956

All photo’s courtesy of Judith Shepherd.

Cecil Robins congratulates the new mayor 1956 Cecil shakes hands with the new mayor in 1956 Gwendoline and the new mayoress in 1956

 

 

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