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Smedley's Christmas Banquet Menu Front 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 Dinner Menu, 1927.
Saturday, December 24th 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

Programme of Christmas Festivities, 1927

Front cover
List of events

Note that there was dancing every evening, although not on Sundays.
Presumably this was a correction to the previous year's programme.

Smedley menus for 1926 and 1927, programmes and covers © Jane Leslie from her personal collection.
1927 festivities programme © Ann Andrews collection. Added 2019.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.