Smedley's Christmas Menu and Programme Cover, 1946.
The menu card was loose in the 1946 programme.
The choice was more limited that it had been pre-war.
And on the back was a sign of post-war austerity and continued
The programme of events during the Christmas season of 1946.
This included a Ball for the staff.
The menu and programme cover.
Inside was a seasonal quotation from the nineteenth century writer
By 1948 there was slightly more to choice
and there were no austerity announcements.
Alcoholic sauces were creeping back onto the menu.
To bring in the New Year, 1949.
The menu card for 1st January 1949
(the orange lettering does not reproduce well).
On the back, a quote from Swinburne to welcome in the New Year.