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National Union Club Dance - Wellington 1936

Journal by ngairedith

Evening Post, 17 February 1936
... the NATIONAL UNION, which is comprised of a large number of young people, who, it will be remembered, held many very bright, and often quite original dinners, dances and the dansants last year, commenced their 1926 season of gaieties very informally on Saturday night with a flannel dance.
Their activities were to have begun a fortnight previously, but on account of the King's death the party was postponed.

Their headquarters, the National Club in Featherston Street, looked as attractive as usual on Saturday night with flowers and shaded lights in the lounges and Chinese lanterns hanging in the dance room. Ices and cool drinks were served in between dances, and there was an excellent supper.

Those on the committee were:
Miss Marjorie ANSCOMBE (convener)
Mr Clive BROWN
Miss Paddy Hope GIBBONS (see photo)
Mr Ian GRAVES
Mr Selwyn Featherston TOOGOOD (1916-2001)
Mr Harry WILSON was M.C.

those present included:
Misses:
June Shirley ALLISON (1917-2010)
Lorna Desmond BAXTER (1916-2009)
Joy GILL
Trixie HARGREAVES
Jill HAYMAN
Zena Alma Annie HOLDEN (1916-2010)
Ngaire Fulton HORTON (1913-2006)
Dorothy KELLY
Louis LITTLE
Celia LUTZKY
Claire MACK (1913-2004)
Stella MASSINGHAM
Valmai June MAUDSLEY (1917-2000)
Joy McNEIL
Pat MICHOL
Rane MILLER
Vera NOLA (Morrinsville)
Ola Wynn PEARCE (1917-1942)
D. PRICE
Pat SMITH
Mona Margaret ROBERTSON (1917-1976)
Zoe Gordon TANSLEY (1914-2013)
Natalie TARTAKOVER
Lola Walpole TINGEY (1917-2004)
Theresa Agnes von KEISENBERG (1916-1985)
Nesta Jean WOODHOUSE (Masterton 1917-2006)

Messrs:
Ross ARLOW
I. BECKETT
W. BECKETT
George BENNETT
Matthew BENNIE (1917-1995)
Richard Waller 'Dick' BROOKMAN (1912-1941 WWII)
Edie BUCKLIN
Robert BUTT (Sydney)
Bruce John CLARKE (1912-1972)
Vivian George COTTLE (1911-1982)
George DAVIDSON
M. ELIAS
F. GIBBONS
Bruce Nathaniel GIRDLESTONE (1917-1992)
Brian Bentley GRAVES (1918-1944 WWII)
Ian Ivatt GRAVES (1915-2003)
C. HUTTON
John KEMBER
Trevor Laurence LANE (1916-2003)
Guy Wilfred SUISTED (1919-1941 WWII)
Warren Featherston TOOGOOD (1911-1981)
H. ZANDER
B. WARD


PHOTO
At the races at Trentham yesterday (1941)
Left, Miss Paddy Hope Gibbons and Mrs. W. A. Simpson

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on 2013-06-21 21:09:17

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by janilye on 2013-06-22 05:12:45

Now there's an expression you don't hear today. "Flannel Dance"
Flannel dances originated around the time of the first world war when people weren't required to dress up to go dancing. I suppose today it is 'come as you are' or even, I notice on billboards " Smart Casual." Moving out into the outback it's " No shoes No Service" And in the Northern Territory, I did see a sign which said "you cover your pot or you won't get one of our's!" Of course I covered up immediately.

*for the non-Australian Pot = stomach, also a large glass of beer.

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