IT WAS all smiles for these entrants in the south coast heat of the Miss England beauty contest, held in April 1981.

This type of beauty competition has fallen out of modern standards, but 25 years ago they were still popular, and young ladies came from all over the south coast for a chance to win through to the national finals.

The competition, held at Salisbury Rugby Club, brought together entrants from Southampton and Bournemouth.

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