Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thames (NZ): Thames Reunions

Following on from the previous post on centennial parades and reunions, below are beer bottle labels from two events. First the Thames Centenary 1873 - 1973. This was to celebrate the founding of the Borough of Thames (the combining of the towns of Grahamstown and Shortland). Although the celebrations were just six years after the big 1967 event, the town of 1973 still held major celebration events. How best to remember than in a bottle of beer! A fitting tribute to the town of over 100 hotels.
 The second label, was on the beer bottles available at the Thames High School centenary of 1980. Once again the celebrations featured a march through the town, as pupils proudly walked in their school decade group.