Dance Card, Third Annual Debutante Ball; Unknown manufacturer; 02.05.1956; WY.00...


Dance Card, Third Annual Debutante Ball

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This is a dance card from the third annual Wyndham Plunket Society Debutante Ball which took place at the Wyndham Town Hall on on 2 May 1956.

Women used dance cards to record the names of gentleman who had invited them to dance at a formal ball. This dance card has initials marked for eight of the dances. Though we are unsure who this dance card belonged to, it would appear that she danced with two of the same men at least twice.

Interestingly, on the reverse of 12 of the dances are different women's names, perhaps collected as souvenirs:
Margaret Hay
Merle McLennan?
Lorraine ?
Isobel Reid
Joan Craig
Maureen Miller
Helen Buckman
Catherine Jeffris
Anne Rule
Patricia Collins
Dorothy Wright
Beverley Mitchell


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organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, animal product, silk
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel


h 100 mm x w 440 mm x d 595 mm

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Events and Parades

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Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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Sport and Leisure

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People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Clubs, Groups and Societies

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