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Jubilee of the Aberdeen Tramways, 1874 - 1924
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Jubilee of the Aberdeen Tramways, 1874 - 1924

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Jubilee of the Aberdeen Tramways, 1874 - 1924
The front cover of a menu card from the dinner held at the Music Hall to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the tramways in Aberdeen. The event took place on 2nd September 1924 and the actual jubilee was 31st August of the same year.

The inside of the card details the food served, which included kidney or tomato soup, baked haddock, roast beef, steak and kidney pie, and a selection of desserts. The food was supplied by The Douglas Hotel on Market Street.

The card also lists toasts to the King and the Corporation of Aberdeen Tramways Committee. The latter was proposed by Mr. James Barnett and acknowledged by the committee's chairman.

Additionally, a number of songs were sung by Mr. Anderson and Miss Mary Topp and the card details an extensive programme of dances. The master of ceremonies was Mr. James F. Donald (1870-1934). He was major figure in Aberdeen cinemas and theatres and served as a local government councillor.

The menu originally belonged to George Niven, who worked for the Corporation of Aberdeen Tramways, and was kindly donated to Aberdeen Local Studies by his daughter in May 2018.
Menu card
TS01_04
Transport, Trams, Dinners, Special Events
Aberdeen Local Studies
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