Miss Elaine Murray who was from 16 Moorfield Road in High Blantyre was crowned Miss Hamilton at the Hamilton Civic Week in June 1974.

The blonde and blue eyed was an attractive and vivacious Miss Hamilton who added glamour to the Civic Week events.

Elaine who was 22 years old when this picture was taken worked as a part time model and also worked as a promotion sales assistant with a car accessory shop in Motherwell.

I don’t think that there has been a Miss Hamilton competition held since 1974 (Please correct me if I am wrong) so if this is the case, then I believe that Elaine may still hold this title.

Do you know Elaine Murray? If you do, then please ask her if there was another Miss Hamilton who took her title and let us know.

Hamilton Civic Week 1974.

Anne & Eileen Irvine May 1972.

In May 1974 sisters Ann & Eileen Irvine were two of the members of the Hamilton Drum Majorettes who performed at the Hamilton civic week which was held on Saturday the 8th of June in that year.

The Majorettes whose ages were from 8 to 18 were to perform at the Civic week which was held at the Bothwell Road public park.

The Hamilton Civic Week was packed with events throughout the burgh and some of the activities were Civic & pop balls, Exhibitions, various displays including a mini-Highland Games, Paint-Ins, Weigh ins, Talk ins and quizzes, A beauty contest, Sports tournaments galore and many other exciting activities throughout the town.

Did you take part in any of the Activites in the Hamilton Civic Week in June 1974? If you did, then we would like to hear about it. Share your stories and photos and tell us about this fun packed week in Hamilton.