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Badge - Warrnambool Racing Club (Lady)

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a silvered-coloured six-sided metal badge with embossed initials and printing and a metal clip at the back.
Size
W 2.6 cm. H 2 cm.
Object Registration
002621
Keywords
warrnambool racing club, badge, history of warrnambool
Historical information
This badge is for a female and has been issued to a Warrnambool Racing Club member in 1956. Horse racing meetings have been held in Warrnambool since the early days of settlement and the Warrnambool Racing Club was formed in 1854. Meetings have been held at the site of the present racecourse since the late 1850s. The chief event on the Warrnambool racing calendar is the annual three-day May Racing Carnival, with the main event being the well-known Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeplechase.
When Made
1956
Made By
Stokes (Maker)
Significance
This badge is retained as an example of lady’s badge issued to members of the Warrnambool Racing Club in the mid 20th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
WRC LADY
Season 1956-57 B545
Stokes Melb.
Last updated
17 Jan 2020 at 11:50AM