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Bury St Edmunds Nostalgia - Teen sits GCSE history exam 24 hours after being crowned Miss Bury Free Press



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In today's nostalgia we go back to 1995 when 16-year-old Rebecca Gregson from Stanton was getting back to her books after being crowned Miss Bury Free Press.

Less than 24 hours after she received her crown, Rebecca was sitting her GCSE history exam at Thurston Upper School.

She said: “I was ecstatic and ever so surprised that I had won.”

In today's nostalgia we go back to 1995 when 16-year-old Rebecca Gregson from Stanton was getting back to her books after being crowned Miss Bury Free Press
In today's nostalgia we go back to 1995 when 16-year-old Rebecca Gregson from Stanton was getting back to her books after being crowned Miss Bury Free Press

One of Rebecca’s first engagements was to open a flower shop in King’s Road in Bury St Edmunds with former Grand National winner Bob Champion.

Rebecca's prizes included: a weekend in London and £100 spending money - courtesy of the BFP and sponsors CatPrint; a family day pass to Pleasurewood Hills American Theme Park.

A magnum of champagne and a tiara for the year to come courtesy of Cornhill Walk Shopping Centre; beauty treatment from All Over Beauty; flowers from The Flower House; dinner for two at the Angel Hotel; a daily newspaper and the BFP on Friday; and she would be chauffeur-driven to all official functions by Fulcher's Executive Limousine Hire.

She was looking forward to her year in office and the events she would attend.