Photo Friday: What will you be having for Easter Sunday dinner?

20140425 [Easter Menu Front]For Easter Week we have a bumper Photo Friday with two images rather than our usual one! Today’s images show you the delights you would have sampled for your Easter Dinner if you had been on board the SS Empress of England’s Easter Cruise in April 1969.


There was plenty of choice for the passengers on this Canadian Pacific Cruise – at least we hope it was choice and not a set meal!!

20140425 [Easter Menu Inside]

This menu is part of a collection of programmes, menus and brochures for cruises held in the Library’s Special Collections (Class Number: 387.243 CRU). Three boxes of this material were found by staff sorting through our Special Collections to tidy, clean and catalogue our rare and precious books and periodicals. We do not know much about the provenance of this cruise material, or how they became part of our collections, other than that they were part of the Art and Design Library at Liverpool Polytechnic (the forerunner of LJMU). They are certainly a fascinating insight into taking cruises in times past!

We are about to embark on a project to catalogue this collection along with some other related material, which will make it much more accessible. In the meantime, however, access to this material is by arrangement with the LJMU Archivist.

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