I assume that it was Roy who cut my grandmothers plaits off, which I wrote about here previously.
|My grandmother's cousins: Roy Pilgrim and Ray Muller|
Friday 14 January 1916 - page 2
Roy, like most of the men in his family, was a very successful farmer.
Roy's son told me proudly that his father was a life member of Davey's barber shop and never had to pay for a hair cut.
Friday was the day that everyone from Winiam went in town - Nhill - and when Mr Davey's son Max was away as a RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) pilot in the war, Roy helped out by cutting hair, which enabled Mr Davey to keep the business going until Max returned. Roy's reward was the life membership and free haircuts.
Mr Davey's Barbers must have been a long term institution in Nhill. I found a newspaper article that shows that the Barbers shop was destroyed by a large fire in 1916.
However the Barbers shop must have been rebuilt as I found on the National Archives of Australia website that son Max was a fighter pilot in World War II from 1943 - 1946. However the enlistment papers show his occupation as a Bank Clerk rather than Barber.
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