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Vikki was Deepings’ queen for 2000 Geographers take second spot in 2000

The Deepings crowned its first carnival queen of the new millennium.

Vikki Bracken (13), from Deeping St James, beat 21 other hopefuls at a disco organised to select a queen and two attendants for the 2000 Deepings Carnival.

The Deepings School pupil promoted the June event and took centre stage in the parade, riding in a horse-drawn, open-topped carriage.

Vikki’s attendants were chosen as Heather Smith (12) and Lucy Fisher (8).

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Year 11 pupils put Spalding Grammar School on the map when they were runners-up in a national geography contest.

Robert Porter, Matthew Sadd and Sam O’Toole won the Lincs heat of the Worldwise Quiz in January 2000 and the regional final in March 2000.

The team was changed for the grand final, with Chris Templeman coming in for Sam, who was touring South Africa with the county schools’ cricket squad.

The trio was heartbreakingly pipped by just half a point in the final.


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