Jacquie’s 1964 Ferris radio in its original box caused much comment. Jacquie was able to tell us that in 1934 William and George Ferris established Ferris Bros in Sydney. By the early 1960’s the company employed about 700 workers. It was sold in 1970. William died in 2007 aged 93. His obituary said that his wife Joan still listened to the news on their 1947 Ferris radio
Janet showed a silver butter dish with a space underneath for ice to keep butter cool. It had a unique handle in the shape of a cow. Robyn showed some of her lovely Carlton Ware including a recently acquired piece from the Baddagginie Op Shop, a real find. Robyn has also done some research and found some facts on the company which manufactured Janet’s butter dish.
Margaret’s two embroidered supper cloths were much admired. One she embroidered herself in different colours. The other was white on white and was made by her grandmother with the date 1897 embroidered in one corner.
Dave brought along a souvenir mug and cap from the Junee roundhouse and spoke about the Goulburn roundhouse where railways locomotives and carriages were repaired.
John’s programs were of much interest. They included a 1956 program from the Euroa Show, one from a 1960’s Ashton’s Circus and one from ‘My Fair Lady’ at her Majesty’s Theatre in which local man John Lidgerwood performed.Our theme for April is ‘Animals’ which covers a very broad range so we should have some very interesting items.