21st birthday!

21st birthday!

Twenty first birthday

1955

Daughter and father handing her the "key to the door" at her 21st birthday celberations, October 1955. A dance and supper for extended family and friend was held at the local Selwyn Street hall. The cake was surrounded with silver painted wishbones. 21 wishbones for 21 wishes. Chicken meals were not common so it took a while to collect them for the occasion. Note the orchid corsage and the autograph book attached to the key. On turning 21 I was allowed to have my first alcoholic drink, a Pimm's No.1.

Area: South / Sydenham

Reference ID: CCL-PH16-003

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Letitia's 21st Birthday

14 September 1956

Bernard and June dancing at her sister in-law' Letitia's 21st birthday. June is in a pink dress from Beaths Fashion Parade.

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Entry in the 2017 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by June Hunt.

Reference ID: CCL-PH17-018

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