Brian Greed brought along a selection of flutes which he had collected in his travels to South East Asia and played us a tune.
Our collections included blue and white Delft pottery, kerosene table lamps, badges from various sources collected over the years, which included many Red Nose Day badges.
There was also a collection of trinkets brought as mementos of overseas holidays. Some people are wise enough to buy small, easy to carry items. Judith and Jennifer had a funny story (in retrospect) about getting a fragile and bulky, kerosene lamp home from England.
We had a selection of Carlton Ware, Hummel, Spode, post cards and some very unusual and beautiful plates. The collection of handkerchiefs showed some very pretty and delicate handkerchiefs from yesteryear.
Bev continued her theme of memorabilia from her ballerina aunts. Two of our group are collecting animals so we saw an assortment of owls and elephants.
We also viewed a short YouTube clip on the making of Wedgewood pottery and the ‘Collectors’ page on our U3A web site.
Next month as well as their usual items, members have been asked to bring along a gift which has special meaning to them. It might be a 21st birthday gift, wedding gift, retirement gift or other.