RETRO: Bride of the year

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Wedding season is in full flow so we have taken a look back at the bridal belles of the past who featured in a popular DT contest.

During the 90s glamorous bubble-permed girls competed to be crownedDerbyshire Times Bride of the Year.

Derbyshire times bride of the year retro.

Derbyshire times bride of the year retro.

Blushing brides who claimed the sought-after honour won a range of top prizes including holidays, cosmetics, cash and discounts on their wedding dress.

In 1990 a stunned Maxine Eddis and husband David Roe had a happy start to married life after winning the title.

Her prize included a wedding dress worth up to £200 from Chesterfield Bridal Rooms.

The 25-year-old deputy tours manager from coach firm Skills said: “It will take a while for it to sink in that I have actually won.”

Beauty therapist Terie Quigley was chosen by judges in 1991. The 24-year-old of Chesterfield beat off 45 contenders and had her big day at Chesterfield’ Crooked Spire.

Her prizes included a washing machine worth £439 and 50 per cent off a wedding gown from Ladyfair. Runners up were Travey Clarke and Lisa Pembleton.

Did you compete or know anyone who did? Let us know.