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Perfect fit! Factory staff reunited

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March 25, 2017

The oldest to attend the reunion was 90 year-old Jean McKeller who nows lives in Melbourne. She worked at the Latoof and Callil factory and is pictures with the organiser of the reunion, Judy Nelson of Benalla

About 60 people from as far away as Queensland attended the Perfect Fit factory workers’ reunion held at Benalla Bowls Club last Saturday.

Everyone had a ball with entertainment including karaoke from ‘Polly Darton’, aka Sharon.

Operating first as the Latoof and Callil factory, employing many women from the Benalla Migrant Camp, in the 1980s it became Perfect Fit and employed up to 250 people making T-shirts, track suits, tank tops and nighties.

The abandoned factory in Coster St opposite Benalla Health will most likely be bulldozed to make way for housing.

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