The bizarre world of Tudor meal times: what they ate, when they ate and how they ate it Continue reading
New series. Four bakers leave their businesses behind to experience what their profession was like during the Victorian era, working from a rural bake house kitted out exactly as it would have been in the 1830s, while historians Alex Langlands and Annie Gray fill in the background story. In this edition the bakers must get to grips with centuries-old methods of bread making, and that means doing everything by hand.
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During the Second World War millions of men left their homes and families to fight for their country. Meanwhile, those waving a tearful goodbye had to carry on. They dug their allotments, measured out their bath water, and presented their ration coupons… Continue reading
Some vintage knitting terms making knitting a challenge, even off putting. Trying to work out the imperial to metric and the different yarn types just for starters. So in this post I’ve included a PDF of my knitting conversion chart. It also includes some USA/UK conversions for those outside the UK.
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The broadcast date for 24 Hours in the Past has been confirmed. Continue reading