A talk by Alison Kenney, Archivist
Discover Covent Garden’s unique and fascinating history. Enjoy the premiere screening of the recently made documentary ‘Gentleman We’ve Had Enough!’ about the 70s/80s campaign to save the area from demolition.
Speakers on the day include: Peter Daniel (Interpretation Officer) History of Covent Garden, Jo Weir (Covent Garden Community Association) the Campaign to save the area from demolition and Frances Franchi (The Royal Opera House) the History of the Royal Opera House.
PLUS a chance to see the Westminster Archives Covent Garden and Theatre collections, and to have a look inside the Archives strongrooms
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!
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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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