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Smedley's Christmas Dinner, 1930
Wednesday 25th December 1930

1930 menu cover (above)
1930 menu centrefold, with programme of music and menu (below)
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Dining Room before 1914. Includes the 1900 Banquet menu

The Winter Garden


New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, 1930
Wednesday 31st December 1930


Smedley's Christmas Dinner, 1931
Friday 25th December 1931

1931 menu cover (above), with a new and very striking logo.
1931 menu centrefold, with programme of music and menu (below).

Inside the back cover was a list of all the people who the dinner had received Christmas cards from and on the back were
the signatures of the other guests who had sat at the table.

Programme for Christmas and New Year, 1931-32.


Of the performers listed in the 1931-2 programme:
Oswald Rae was both a conjuror and a humorist;
Swales Atkinson, a Yorkshire bass-baritone who originated from Menston near Leeds, had performed at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom,
alongside the Northern Studio Orchestra during the summer.

Smedley's Christmas Dinner, 1932
Sunday 25th December 1932

Everyone who had been seated at the table had signed the back of the menu, except for the person whose card this was.

Programme for Christmas and New Year, 1932-33.

Miss Noreena Feist and Mr. Cecil Harrington were well
known entertainers, with Cecil playing the piano.
The Christmas Day performances were given by Esther
Coleman, a contralto, and Ashmoor Burch, a baritone.

Smedley's Christmas Dinner, 1934
Tuesday 25th December 1934

Programme for Christmas and New Year, 1934-35.

Front cover
Events at the hydro

Performances over the1934-5 Christmas period included:
Arthur Cox (Arthur Carron) was a tenor soloist who, earlier in the year, had taken part in a number of Promenade Concerts broadcast on BBC radio;
Miss Millicent Ward was a soprano. A few months earlier she had performed at the Town Hall, part of a celebrity concert for Carnival Week under the direction of Harold D. Wildgoose.

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