There were samples of crystal glasses with one collection being built up from a set of wine glasses received as an engagement present. A similar set of crystal glasses were collected “just because”. A lovely wine glass with etched decorations was much admired.
A number of mugs were shown including two depicting the Richmond Football Club (and an insulated mug). One the two was a souvenir from a wedding reception that involved a trip on Puffing Billy to the packing shed at Nobelious where the reception was held
There were three commemorative mugs: one issued by Legacy to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953; a miniature double-handled love cup issued for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; and a mug to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VIII on 12th May 1937. However the coronation never took place! Although he ascended to the throne on 20th January 1936 and coronation preparations were well under way, he abdicated on 11th December 1936 to marry divorcee Mrs Wallis Simpson.
There was a mug from the “old” Benalla East Primary school No. 2256 and, a cup and saucer hand painted years ago by an elderly lady at the Benalla Hospital Day Care Centre. A lovely shaped hand painted coffee mug was also admired.