A collection of keyrings and magnets were presented at the April meeting. It seems that the group had no trouble in putting together their collections as shown in the photos.
There were mementos from cruise ships, places visited both locally and overseas and from favourite stage shows.
Some had special meanings such as the magnet with the red poppy and bearing the inscription “In Flanders fields the poppies grow”. This poem was written in 1915 by John McCrae, a Canadian officer and physician in the Ypres area in Belgium, and read by him at the funeral service for his friend Alexis Helmer killed on active service. The poem helped to popularise the red poppy as an ongoing symbol of remembrance for those killed in service.
The group next meets at 10.00am on Monday 2nd May when the theme will be embroidered articles. These may be old items or something you have made yourself. All welcome.
Janet Gourley for Dorothy Webber
About the Collectors' group
1st Monday 10 - 12
U3A Meeting Room
Convenor/ contact details
Dorothy Webber - 5762 2116 or 0412 263 071