The Miss England contest is a long-running beauty pageant that selects England's representative to the Miss World competition.

While traditionally focused on physical beauty, the competition has evolved to emphasize contestants' personalities, talents, and social awareness.

Bournemouth Echo: miss england finalists, jimmys bar 16-7-04 nf jackie turner, lindsay fergusson, racheal baughan

The Miss England contest boasts a rich history, dating all the way back to 1928, making it one of the oldest beauty pageants in the world.

These pictures were taken of finalists at Jimmy's Bar, Bournemouth, in 2004.