Margaret brought along a London Festival Theatre Program actually signed by Rudolph Nureyev. She was lucky enough to go backstage and meet Rudolph following the ballet, a lasting memory.
Jacquie brought along a family heirloom, a Royal Stafford trinket box, produced for a ‘Back-to’ to Horsham in 1929. A picture of Horsham featured on the lid. Jan showed some Chinese artifacts and we were privileged to hear how she because interested in them as she told us about her background and growing up in Tasmania.
An unusual item - and a first for Collectors - was a bottle of wine from HDC winery in the Glenrowan area. This winery no longer exists but we were reliably informed that they produced some very nice wines. The bottle had been purchased and put away for a special occasion and then forgotten. It was souvenir of the winery and many happy days out. The wine looked as if it hadn’t improved with age and was most unlikely to be opened.
Robyn brought along a selection of souvenirs from London, Norway, Russia, Germany and Spain. Wilma showed a pendant and necklet from Greece, and a drawn thread cotton and silk table mat bought from a lady at a church in Moni on Naxos Island, a Murano Red glass pendant from Venice and wooden figures “The Deepings”, Nicholls Rivulet – Huon Valley.
Lynne had Cats from Istanbul, Italy and a reproduction of the Book of Kells. Elaine brought along items from Switzerland and Barbara items from Cairo, a Henry VIII fridge magnet, and an item from the Wedgewood factory. Judith showed glass lollies purchased at Port Douglas and Venice as well as an ornament from Olympia in Greece.
Our scheduled March meeting falls on the 11th March which is a long weekend. It was decided to hold the meeting for those who are around. A theme was not set so please bring along one or more of your favourite items. The meeting will be held as usual in the U3A room at the Seniors Community Centre at 10.00 am.