Reception at the Kuss


After we had viewed the Exhibition at the Museum, we walked a short distance to a rather grand function hall know as the Kuss. We all had a glass of something in the reception area and then took our seats at the tables in the main hall. (If you want to know who organised the seating plan, that was myself and Daniel. We thought it worked pretty well.) We were entertained by a local choir, we had a slide show of the Lavant Valley, the mayor gave a speech, as did Igor, Christian and myself (again). Eric Bardsley, the ex-POW, gave a speech in German which received, much to his surprise, a standing ovation. Those very organised Kiwis presented gifts to the Mayor and myself. (Thanks, folks. I was blown away by that; totally unexpected. The jade axe has pride of place in our living room - a constant reminder of a great weekend.)

And finally we got to eat. A good meal too.


The Kuss Dave Dolphin & Igor at the entrance Tanya & the photographer arrive In the foyer In the foyer Eric & Peter Bardsley and myself talking to a lady from Wolfsberg Moving to the tables The main hall set out Gathering The table layout Finding our tables Finding our tables Success The choir welcome us to Wolfsberg The Mayor welcomes us His speech is translated Igor's speech Christian speaks My go The Kiwis take to the stage Lance takes the mike The presentation to the Mayor My presentation Anticipation The jade axe with its inscription Eric's speech in German Eric The standing ovation Eric with Christine Ragger and Barbara Pucker The choir bid us goodnight
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Saturday morning: Visit to the site of Stalag 18A

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