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Smedley's Christmas Banquet Menu Cover, 1926.

A photograph of the Hydro is incorporated into the design.
The inter-war programmes were tied with coloured ribbons and guests would often autograph them.
In this instance Harry Douglas, the Manager, did so.
The original outer cover is slightly longer than the one shown here.

Menu front, slightly cropped

Smedley's Christmas Banquet Menu,1926.

Inside the outer cover was a folded programme with
a title page (shown in upper image, right),
a programme of the music (shown in lower image, left),
the menu (shown in lower image, right),
and a list of the Christmas festivities (shown in upper image, left).

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Dining Room before 1914. Includes the 1900 Banquet menu

Harry Douglas, the hotel's Manager, gave many Organ Recitals

Lilybank Menus 1958-60

  Title page

Menu 1926

Christmas Menu, 1927.

The designs changed each year and this one has the logo SHC on it - Smedley's Hydropathic Company.

Cover for the Christmas Menu, 1927

1927 Programme of music and the guests' menu.

  Programme of music and the menu, 1927  

On the back:
An etching of the Hydro.

Etching of the hydro


Smedley menus, programmes and covers © Jane Leslie from her personal collection. Intended for personal use only.