There was a picture from 1995 of a winning horse at the Corowa Races. This was the first time that the horse had been raced but unfortunately the last as it later suffered an injury and was then used for breeding purposes. The owner was also a keen poultry breeder and had numerous ribbons from showing the breed “Silver Spaniel Hamburg”; such handsome birds. And finally, a number of prize certificates won at the Benalla and Wangaratta Shows for crafts/handwork and cooking scones and cakes.
One attendee had a croquet trophy from 2003 awarded as the runner up at a tournament held in Euroa. The same person won first prize in 2006 at the Joan Rowan Croquet Day; this tournament is still being held annually at the Benalla Croquet Club.
A proud Grandmother showed a photo of her granddaughter and the Australian Police Force medal she was recently awarded for her work with the AFP.
There were three books received as prizes; two for achievements in Grade 6 in 1958 and a later Sunday School prize.
Several commemorative china plates were also displayed. A plate from 1985-1986 from the appearance of Hailey’s Comet (next due about 2061); a blue and white Spode plate in the form of a calendar for the year 2000 celebrating the new millennium and, a plate featuring the University of New South Wales which was attended by the owner.
There were two china mugs. The first, celebrating the 60th birthday of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. The other, celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.
For our next meeting on Monday 3rd October at 10am the topic is Books, whether they be very old, of special interest or a favourite. All welcome.