Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A 1930s garden party revisited

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In 1933 hundreds of people gathered in the grounds of historic Brough House for a Jubilee Garden Party honouring 50 years of secondary education in Maitland.

Now, more than 80 years, the Friends of Grossmann House are celebrating the garden party at the same place.
“Our aim is to create an event in the spirit of that day because we think it's important to look back and remember these things and try to bring them to life,” Friends of Grossmann House member Janece McDonald said.

The October 19 event will feature a 1930s fashion parade presented by the Maitland-based Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles while Sing Australia will perform songs of the era.

The Jubilee Garden Party will start at 2pm. For more information and bookings phone Grossmann House on 4933 6452

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 9, 2013.