Aureol, Elder Dempster Line
Sunday 29 September 1974
Shipping companies made great efforts to keep their younger passengers entertained and occupied while on a sea voyage. This friendly looking lion is the front of a menu for a children’s dinner on the ship Aureol, from the Maritime Archives and Library collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.
The ship, named after a mountain in Sierra Leone, sailed for many years between the UK and West Africa. The menu includes some choices that would be familiar to modern tastes, but also some dishes that perhaps might not be welcome to modern children – broiled hake, brawn, galantine of veal, and that old favourite, sago pudding.
Maritime Archives and Library reference code OA/25/1/12/2