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Photo, Widows function

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 5 of a World War I widows' luncheon in 1996 and an article from the Answer in October 1996.
Size
150 x 100 mm
Object Registration
01075
Keywords
widows, answer
Historical information
A special luncheon was held for World War I widows as a lead up to "Legacy Week". Legatees dressed up as moustached waiters to add a bit of humour to the day. Legatees include L/- Lucky Luscombe and L/- George Woodward as waiters and L/- Salty Saltmarsh making a speech. Due to its success it was held for a number of years. The note with these photos says it was 1996. And the widow featured in Answer article in October 1996 is in these photos wearing the knitted beret.
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 is a great photo of widow Beatrice Gay.
When Made
1996
Significance
A record of the type of activities Legacy provided as a social outlet for the widows.
Last updated
13 Feb 2019 at 9:38AM