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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Christmas at Wallgrove Hostel Reply with quote

Hi Len ,
Sending you a photo of Christmas party at Wallgrove Hostel in 1958. There was always a Christmas party at each hostel and each child was given a gift. I am not sure whether a committee of residents put the parties on or whether it was run by the hostel itself. Maybe someone else remembers? They were always fun for the children and in the photo my son Murray aged four years receives his gift from Father Christmas ,while my husband Tony looks on.
I wonder if anyone who lived in Wallgrove Hostel back in those days ever reads this forum. Would love to hear any of their stories.
It was a little out in the whip whops but I enjoyed my stay there. Smile


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be great Phyl. Iíve had a look in my inbox but nothing found.When I get it Iíll add it to your post above.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Len,
Hope the photo arrives in your inbox as I sent it yesterday.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo Phyl. Looks like Santa had fallen through the ceiling at some point. grins
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: christmas Reply with quote

Hi Phil,

We Lived on Fishermans Bend in 1967 and the christmas presents were given out then to - from what we remember the hostel provided them, it was fantastic, I remember getting some great gifts
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sandra,
Great to read your post.I remember Fisherman's Bend but we were never there. All hostels had Christmas parties with gifts for the children .I know our kids enjoyed them too as they got a wee bit older but not so much when they were toddlers.. So I'm so glad you enjoyed the parties and hope your gift was super.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject: Christmas at walgrove Reply with quote

Hi Phyl,
The photo of Christmas party I was one of those kids receiving a gift from santa, I can still remember all the faces in that photo even after all the years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris ,that's great you were there at that time and remember all the faces.

I remember the chef there had a little boy ,about one year old and he died .We were so upset. After we left Wallgrove they had a wee baby girl and they sent a photo of her to us.I wonder where they are now.

Also at Wallgrove my beautiful cat Mushka was run over. It took us ages to find him He used to play with our dog Kelpie.I sure missed him .There is a photo of him in the Balgownie/Fairymeadow forum under Kelpie.

Chris I hope you post some of your memories of Wallgrove as not many folk who were there have posted. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject: photos Reply with quote

Phyl wrote:
Chris ,that's great you were there at that time and remember all the faces.

I remember the chef there had a little boy ,about one year old and he died .We were so upset. After we left Wallgrove they had a wee baby girl and they sent a photo of her to us.I wonder where they are now.

Also at Wallgrove my beautiful cat Mushka was run over. It took us ages to find him He used to play with our dog Kelpie.I sure missed him .There is a photo of him in the Balgownie/Fairymeadow forum under Kelpie.

Chris I hope you post some of your memories of Wallgrove as not many folk who were there have posted. Smile


Hi. Phyl I sent some photos to Len but I'm not sure if they been posted. I have more photo's to post. Should I send them to you? thanks Chris
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: photos Reply with quote

chris.cassandro wrote:

Hi. Phyl I sent some photos to Len but I'm not sure if they been posted.


Sorry Chris I forgot about those photos but I've put them on now.

http://www.migrantweb.com/hostelsforum/viewforum.php?f=54

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