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Photo, Widows function - World War 1 Widows Lunch 1996

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Black and white photo of a World War 1 widows' luncheon in 1994 and an article from 1996
Object Registration
00910
Keywords
widows, function, answer
Historical information
A special luncheon was held for World War 1 widows as a lead up to "Legacy Week". Legatees dressed up as moustached waiters to add a bit of humour to the day. Due to its success it was held for a number of years. The year is unknown but assumed to be 1994. There may be more photos to come and can be added here.
The WWI group would meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11 at Legacy House for many years until their numbers dwindled.
The article in the Answer in October 1996 shows the event was still going then, but there were no photos at this stage so added the article here instead. Its a great photo of widow Beatrice Gay.
When Made
1994
Significance
A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the widows.
Last updated
22 May 2020 at 7:12PM