AN old film which was taken at the Miss Busselton Sunshine Quest circa 1958 has surfaced and the owner is trying to locate the people captured in the movie.
Former Busselton resident Sid Breeden inherited the film from his late father Arthur Breeden who was a keen cinematographer.
Mr Breeden took eight still images off the eight millimetre movie film hoping someone might recognise the faces.
He hoped readers of the Mail could help identify any of the women in the stills which were taken from the movie.
”Being old eight millimetre movie film the images are not sharp but are recognisable,” he said.
“I hope someone will recognise themselves or their bathers, the winner in black bathers is wearing the sash.”
The participants in the pageant wore a numbered armband from one to fourteen although he only counted thirteen women.
“Perhaps the number 13 was skipped,” he said.
In the film, Mr Breeden said the catwalk was made from three rough sawed Jarrah planks which were set on top of 44-gallon drums.
“The catwalk went across the beach down from the Beach Shop on the western side of the old promenade jetty,” he said.
“There was a huge crowd.”
Also pictured is the man on the right which Mr Breeden is trying to identify and believes he may have belonged to the Rotary Club which organised the event.
“Ken Aitken who owned the electrical store was there and a chocolate wheel was part of the festivities,” he said.
Mr Breeden will provide a DVD of the film to any of the Miss Busselton participants who can be identified in the stills.
If you are able to identify anyone from the photographs Mr Breeden would like you to contact him on 08 9341 3343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.