Programme 'The Red Sea Meeting' manufactured for the Orient Line. The programme was used on the SS Orontes, for a race meeting held onboard the ship on 11 June 1955. It was given to Percival Alfred (Pat) Thomas on the SS Orontes, in 1955. Pat migrated to Australia in 1955, on the voyage he struck up a friendship with Amy McCloskey, who was returning home from a year's working holiday in England, the pair had dinner together every night on the voyage. Most of the immigrants on the voyage were put in the bottom half of the ship but Pat was on E Deck like Amy because he had paid his own fare. In Melbourne Pat left the ship, to stay with a cousin, and Amy returned home to Sydney, they corresponded and Pat visited Amy in Sydney. They were married in 1958 and lived in Noble Park. They had two children and often returned to England by ship for holidays.

Physical Description

Yellow programme with black printed text. The front cover has details of the race and an image of a person on a horse. The back cover details the rules, and the inside has details of each race including nominator, jockey and time.

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