An obvious poser this week….earliest memories of The Cup.
It seems most people recall their “first time”.
Mine’s a bit murky – I can’t recall ever not hearing The Cup.
Probably the nuns at Our Lady Of Fatima had it on for us in Gr 1-3. And I’m pretty confident that when I moved to Sacred Heart for the rest of my schooling the Brothers made sure that classes stopped and the race was broadcast over the PA.
One early recollection is the story sweeping the schoolyard at recess when Big Philou was nobbled and scratched (that’s 1969).
It was an era when the Cup had a keen following in SA with Bart’s wins (65,66,67) and then Mick Robins and Jimmy Johnson had a double with Rain Lover.
No public holiday, but in my childhood the Cup was still a big day.
Who else has early Cup memories to share?