Talk by Simon Fowler and Sylvia Levi: Christmas food and drink in Richmond. Followed by a seasonal party

Mon 13 December 2021
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Duke Street Church

Christmas Pudding (from Mrs Beeton’s The Book of Household Management: 1861).

Join us as we explore what Richmond town’s residents, rich and poor, would have eaten and drank over the Christmas period. Would they have eaten turkey and furmity? Or have drunk Smoking Bishop? And would the paupers in the workhouse have been allowed a pint of beer? All will be revealed.

Then join us at the Society’s Christmas party for some mince pies, made to an 18th-century recipe.

Simon Fowler is a long-standing member of the Society and has spent many years researching Richmond’s history.

Sylvia Levi is an enthusiastic food historian with a particular interest in what our ancestors baked.

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