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NELSON COLLEGE old Girls & old Boys DANCE - 1935

Journal by ngairedith

NELSON COLLEGE was not co-ed, but two colleges

* BOYS COLLEGE (opened with 8 students in 1856)
* GIRLS COLLEGE (opened with 68 pupils in 1883)



DELIGHTFUL DANCE
Evening Post - September 7 1935


... The dance held last night in St Francis Hall, (Hill Street, Thorndon), by the Wellington branches of the Nelson College Old Girls' and Old Boys' Association was a most cheerful affair. There was an excellent orchestra and the hall was crowded. Of course all the extra decorations (which always supply the necessary indivicual touch to any dance, but are scarcely needed otherwise in this attractive hall) were in the college colours, dark and light blue. Scolloped balances of crepe paper in these colours were attached to the five hugh parchment shades suspended in the centre of the ballroom and cast a pleasing light on the dancers. Panels of streamers were hung on the walls between the tall windows, and streamers, spring flowers and foliage, a college crest, and a white shield bearing the name "Nelson" in blue letters decorated the stage and showed up well against the rich red velvet hangings. There was much more accommodation for sitting out in the ballroom on this occasion as cabaret tables with comfortable chairs grouped about them were arranged all around the hall. Each table had a little centre piece of dark and light blue.
The supper room looked very gay. Silver [url-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epergne]epergnes[/url] filled with orange and yellow paper chrysanthemums and birch decorated the tables, fringes of orange and yellow streamers hung over the archways, and there were paper garlands overhead.

Mrs Camille Malfroy (president of the Old Girls' Association in Wellington) and Mr Malfroy were present; also Miss Lorimer (patron of the associaiton and ex principal of the college). Mr B. A. Moore (president of the Old Boys' Association) and Mrs Moore, and Miss Ethel Christie (secretary of the parent branch in Nelson). Mrs Malfroy wore a graceful black satin frock with a train and a shoulder spray of cyclamen and maidenhair fern, which was presented to her by the committee. Miss Lorimer, who was also presented with a shoulder spray, wore deep burgundy lace, and Mrs B. A. Moore's frock was of black chiffon

The combined dance committee comprised:
Miss Eileen MURPHY, secretary, who wore black figured crepe marocain with crystal shoulder straps and a black velvet coatee
Mrs H. JOWETT, cherry georgette, diamante studded
Mrs C. L. MALONEY, figured crepe
Mrs L. NELSON, liberty-figured georgette
Miss Tiora MEADOWS, deep green flat crepe trimmed with gold lame
Mr A. N. DAVIES, Secretary
Alan MOSS
R. SAMSON
C. W. HOLDSWORTH

AMONG THOSE PRESENT
MARRIED
Mr and Mrs Harry ATKINSON
Mr and Mrs L. R. BAIGENT
Mr and Mrs J. A. BRUCE
Mr and Mrs James CABLE
Mr and Mrs CAMPBELL
Mr and Mrs COMPARINI
Mr and Mrs J. GILCHRIST
Mr and Mrs Harold le G. HOLTHOUSE
Mr and Mrs L. HUNTER, Masterton
Mr and Mrs H. JOWETT
Mr and Mrs F. KING
Mr and Mrs W. S. LAWN
Mr and Mrs W. LEIGHTON
Mr and Mrs C. L. MALONEY
Mr and Mrs Grenfell MORGAN
Mr and Mrs Alan MOSS
Mr and Mrs R. MOWAT
Mr and Mrs L. NELSON
Mr and Mrs E. P. NORMAN
Mr and Mrs R. PALMER
Mrs Robert PEARSON
Mr and Mrs PETHERICK
Mr and Mrs E. ROTHWELL
Mr and Mrs Harry Louis Percy SMITH, Railways District Engineer all over NZ, Auckland, Napier, Greymouth, Wellington, Invercargill. He married Isabella Lamberton COCHRANE in 1916
Mr and Mrs S. TAYLOR
Mr and Mrs Percy SMITH
Mr and Mrs A. C. WILLIAMS
Mr and Mrs G. L. WILLS
Mrs P. H. WRIGHT

MISSES
Dr Helen Beatrix BAKEWELL (house surgeon at Palmerston North, acting director of school hygiene, school medical officer for the Hutt district, also wrote papers on the Mental Hygiene of Childhood). Born 28 Feb 1898, Helen was the daughter of Frederick Haslam Freschville Bakewell & Helen Mary Brown. She graduated from Otago Univeristy M.B. Ch.B. in 1920. Her father was a school teacher in Marlborough in 1893, later appointed first assistant master at Thorndon & later headmaster at Greytown. Helen had 2 brothers, Dr Robert Frescheville Bakewell in Christcuhrch & Dr Roger Anker Frescheville Bakewell in Petone - read also The Freschevilles
A. BARLOW
Mildred BOYD-WILSON
Miss BROWN
J. BURNETT
Nola CABLE
Joan CAMPBELL
D. and J. CARADUS
Noel COCHRANE
V. COLEMAN
Miss COWLES
Miss CHRISTIE, Nelson
Jean CROUCHER
Marion CROUCHER
M. DAVIS
K. DICK
Lorna DONNE
Joan ELLISON
M. ENRIGHT
Flo FISHER
Jessie FORBES
Helen GARDNER
D. GERARD
M. GIBSON
Joy GILL
Thyra GILL
Barbara GILLESPIE
Nancy GILLESPIE
Lois GOLDSMITH
Betty HAINES
Kath HODGSON
Miss HOGG
Peggy HOGG
Yvonne HOLMES
H. HURLE
R. JACK
M. JACK
E. JELLANDS
Lorna KESSELL
June LUCKIE
Molly MACASSEY
E. MacLEAN
Monica MALFROY
Nancy MEINHOLD
Sheila MEREDITH
Val MAUDSLEY
V. MATTHEWS
Mancy MEINHOLD
Gwen MILLER
Pat MUNRO
Joyce MURPHY
J. NALDER
Juliet NATHAN
B. PATON
D. PETHERICK
J. PURDIE
Audrey RANDALL
Zita ROWE
Margaret SALMOND
M. SHEPHERD
Joan SMITH
Janet STELLE
Jo SWAN
Lorna THOMPSON
Ruth TOWNLEY
V. TRIESTER
E. TROUTBECK
Betty WATERS
Dianna WATERS
Nancy WATERS
M. WELLS
Peggy WRIGHT
Miss VICKERY
S. YATES

MESSRS
H. N. AVERY
J. BALHARRY
C. N. BIRKS
W. R. BIRKS
Gordon BLYTHE
B. BOYD-WILSON
J. H. BUDDLE
J. O. BURNETT
D. CAREY
O. CIMINO
G. O. COOPER
J. S. COWLES
K. K. COWLES
D. B. DALLAS
N. G. DAYSH
G. DICK
A. DUNCAN
K. DUNCE
Mr FERGUSON
F. J. FOOT
Jack FOOT
F. FORDHAM
D. GERRAD
F. GOWER
John GRANGER
B. GREIG
D. H. GRIFFIN
C. L. HENDERSON
Lance HIGGINS
A. HILL
H. HILLS
Ray HOLLIS
J. G. HOLMES
R. JACK
W. JACK
K. JEFFERY
Mervyn JONES
O. F. JOHNS
R. JOSEPHSON
R. KELLER
Ian KIRKCALDIE
A. LAWSON
Athol LAWSON
A. LEWIS
B. NATHAN
H. NEWBERRY
J. G. MacLEAN
R. H. MacLEAN
Denis McGRATH
Pat McGRATH
H. M. McINTOSH
S. McLEAN
D. F. McLEOD
R. W. MITCHEL
J. P. MULES
J. de MUTH
W. L. MURPHY
M. NATHAN
Owen NICHOLLS
A. PETHERICK
J. PETHERICK
R. RAWLINSON
J. H. REANY
C. REDWOOD
R. ROY
B. RYDE
J. SHELLY
A. R. SIMM
P. F. SIMM
J. SIMPSON
Mr SLADDEN
K. G. SMITH
J. THODY
C. TOSSMAN
R. TOWNLEY
Alan WARDELL, Masterton
I. WATT
Q. WRIGHT
Jock WYLIE


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Nelson Boys College c1890

taken from Foundation and History of Nelson College

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