The first three winners of the Queen of the Bay pageant, Rita Lewis (1946-1947), Effie Meighan (1947-1948), Beulah Vasquez (1948-1949)
Beautiful ladies. Rita Lewis was the wife of Dr. Clarke and a teacher. Dr. Clarke had his practice on Regent Street. They would have to be around 90 years old by now. Ms. Effie is still alive, she is now Mrs. Effie Blease.
Hurray for ALL Queens of the Bay, as well as to those who compete, and wasn't selected. They didn't lose, they just weren't the lucky one to be selected.
Yvonne Roblison won Miss Belize the same year I won Queen of the Bay (1963). So Miss Belize was started in the 60s.
Yvonne Roblison 1963 the year Belize got Self Goverment,
I was lucky to award a trip to New Orleans, I also captured the title Miss Independence. There were two Partys, PUP in power
and NLP. Each held their own pageant.
Queens of the Bay from 1946-2020