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About Toastmaster's

Although the exact origins of toastmasters are arguable. It is believed to derive from Roman times, back then wine quality was  poor with lots of  sediment & particles.

The best way to deal with this was to float small pieces of toasted bread in the wine to collect the impurities. This was apparently a very skilled job and needed to be mastered with a degree of expertise.

So acquiring the name "Masters of the Toast."


William Knight smith is acredeted for being the first Toastmaster to wear the prestigious red  jacket in 1898.

 William Knight Smith 

presiding at 1908 Olyipic games

Toastmaster.  Wedding.
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