Sunday, 1 November 2009

Centenary Garden Party in Edwardian Style

Date: Sunday 29 November 2009
Location: Imaretta, Merricks (directions available when booking)
Cost: $35 members or $45 non-members [charabanc party]
$20 members or $30 non-members [private motor]

Weston and Janice Bate are hosts for a stylish garden party and luncheon at Imaretta, Merricks, to round off the centenary year of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Friends are most welcome. A touch of 1909 dress in hats, parasols, floral buttonholes, light colours, etc is recommended for the occasion.

A motor charabanc will leave Frankston Railway Station carpark at 10.30 am with an experienced guide to alert passengers to the pioneers of the spectacular peninsula. It will return to Frankston in time for the 3.52 train to Melbourne. Best morning train departs Flinders Street at 8.58 arriving at Frankston an hour later. Parking for private motors is available at Frankston for those not wishing to take the train.

For those unable to to join the charabanc party, parking is available in Imaretta's spacious cow paddock. Directions will be available on booking. Please ask the chauffeur to arrange arrival from 11 am, and to pack folding chairs.

Bookings essential by Thursday 26 November. Please indicate any special dietary requirements.
Phone: 9326 9288