FA lunch 1929

FA lunch in Sheffield

This is a menu from a lunch held at the Angel Hotel on Angel Street in Sheffield.

It was held in 1929 by the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA along with the Sheffield and District Referees association. The lunch was held on a historic day in Sheffield as it was the day the Football Association ratified the change of name of the Champions of England to officially become Sheffield Wednesday Ltd from The Wednesday FC Ltd.

The name change had been agreed at an EGM two days earlier, at the YMCA on Fargate. Unofficially though the name Sheffield Wednesday dates back further as the former ground at Olive Grove had the name Sheffield Wednesday painted on the stand roof.

This menu is signed on the front by Sheffield referee Eddie Wood who would go on to referee the 1933 FA Cup Final between Everton and Manchester City. Arnold Josephs has also autographed the cover, he had refereed the recent (1929) FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and Portsmouth, and the England v Scotland International at Hampden Park.

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Source: Mark Watterson
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