Most fans had been purchased as travel souvenirs and caused a lot of reminiscing but some were family treasures. Lynne showed us a hand painted fish-skin fan which had belonged to her aunt, a nurse at Tobruk.
John had a selection of fans from the now defunct Benalla Light Opera Co including one from a 1980 production where all cast members had to make their own prop.
Helen had an Interesting selection including one made from animal skin and a large fan purchased in Malaysia but Shirlie won the prize for the biggest specimen.
Henry’s Scottish themed timber fan caused a lot of interest with its tartan ribbon and thistle decoration.
There will be no meeting in June due to the long weekend.
The theme for July is book-marks and pin cushions so we have plenty of time to find those often elusive bookmarks