The post-war Festival of Britain in 1951 reached millions of people across the UK through design, art, science, architecture and even football!
Several matches were played during that year, including Northern Ireland vs France at Windsor Park on 12th May.
This post-match dinner menu was the property of referee Arthur Ellis, who had it signed on the rear by the Northern Ireland squad.
An early penalty from Ray Ferris was soon cancelled out by Jean Baratte, and Antoine Bonifaci would put them ahead before the end of the first half.
A 62nd minute equaliser from William Simpson resulted in a 2 – 2 draw.
Ellis went on to become a referee for ‘It’s a Knockout’ on TV in 1966 with his famous dipstick.