In 1937 it was the Diamond Jubilee for the Flaxton-Ohoka School. I don't have any pictures of the event but I do have a menu and schedule of events for the evening.
The function was held at the Wetheral Grain Store, a building which I'm guessing doesn't exist anymore. I wonder how fancy this place was or whether it was just a big shed? Wetheral is a teeny place between Kaiapoi and Ohoka. It was held on 20 October 1937 at 6.30pm. I'm guessing my Great Grandma Dorothy Pearce nee Lord would have attended this since she attended the Ohoka school many years before.
The menu is interesting. It was called a "banquet" and consisted of ham, tongue, corned beef, salad and bread. As well as savouries, cakes, pastry, fruit salad, trifle and cream. The drinks consisted of tea, coffee and soft drinks. No booze at this party!
People mentioned in the schedule of events included Rev. H. Cottom who said grace. M. Holton and Mrs S. L. Orchard who helped to cut the Jubilee Cake. Toasts were made to Parliament, the education board, ex-pupils, school teachers past and present, the school committee past and present, the ladies and the newpapers. People involved included Mr. Mayer, Williams, Banks, Spencer, Steele, Wright, Knight, Newnham, Heald, Martyn, Ivory, Orchard and Mrs Ostler and Miss Parkin.
The brochure was printed by Kaiapoi Record Print and there was a space on the back for autographs but my Great Grandma got none that night and her programme was left blank.
Does anyone else have old menus in their photo collections?