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Photo, Widows function

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 7 of a World War I widows' luncheon in 1993.
Size
150 x 100 mm
Object Registration
00907
Keywords
widows
Historical information
A special luncheon was held for 61 World War I widows as a lead up to "Legacy Week". Legatees dressed up as French waiters (or perhaps like Manuel, the Spanish waiter, in Fawlty Towers) to add a bit of humour to the day. Due to its success it was held for a number of years. 1993 was Legacy's 70th Anniversary and the luncheon followed the WWI meeting on Thursday 12th August. Legatee waiters included Lucky Luscombe George Woodward and Alan Woodward (seen in the Answer newsletter article with his mother Myrtle). Ron Austin, a World War I veteran spoke to entertain the ladies.The photos include George Woodward adding a moustache on another legatee. See also 00908 for black and white photos of the same day.
The WWI group would meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11 at Legacy House for many years until their numbers dwindled.
When Made
1993
Significance
A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the widows.
Last updated
6 Dec 2018 at 5:14PM