Westminster City Archives and the Covent Garden Community Association are delighted to invite you to download an exciting (and free) interactive treasure hunt smartphone app, put together by volunteers at Westminster City Archives using Huntzz.
Take your family and friends out and explore the historic sites of Covent Garden, and learn some interesting and slightly obscure facts about the area including: Seven Dials, the theatre district, and the famous market. Have fun and impress your friends by following the clues and collecting your virtual coins as you discover this fascinating area of London.
To play all you need to do is download the Huntzz app onto your smartphone and use either the cryptic clues or the simple clues. Huntzz is freely downloadable from the Apple Store or Google Play. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies
The Cookbook of Unknown Ladies is a manuscript recipe book in the collections of Westminster City Archives. The recipes, recorded in several different hands, span 150 years of British cookery, providing a fascinating insight into culinary craft of the Georgian and Regency periods.
This year, we'll be sharing recipes from this fascinating recipe book online through a brand new blog. We'll also take a look at the fascinating history of London's food markets, pubs, restaurants and cafes, and take a look at how the people preparing these recipes would have lived.
We'll be recreating Georgian recipes from the book in our Archives kitchen, and letting you know how we get on through regular posts on the blog. We hope you'll feel inspired to try some the recipes out in your own kitchens and share your experiences with us!
To find out more take a look at http://lostcookbook.wordpress.com!
The Westminster City Archives Facebook Page is the perfect way to stay up-dated on all that's happening at the Archives, from special talks and walks through to major exhibitions and on-line projects
If you are a Facebook user, 'like' our page to have the latest Archive updates sent directly to your news stream.
Don't worry if you're not on Facebook - you can still view the page at: www.facebook.com/Westminster.Archives
From 1 November 2011 we will be operating a revised photocopying policy in the Archives Search Room. These changes are being introduced to ensure the best care for our collections.
As a result, some materials that were previously available for photocopying will now not be able to be copied in this way. In order to acquire images of these materials you may need to place an order with our scanning service. Alternatively, you may use your own camera for a small fee with one of our self-service photography permits
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