Grandma’s Antique Recipe’s book

Hi everyone, St. Helens Road Ladies Circle

Last week I was invited to St. Helens Road Methodist Church to speak to the Ladies Circle about GAR recipe book. It was a nostalgic return to St. Helens Rd Methodist particularly as this is the church where I and my family and children attended for many years and it was lovely to catch up with many of the friends and congregation of yesteryear.

 

Sergeant Norman Matthews of the L.N.L. Regiment

Sergeant Norman Matthews of the L.N.L. Regiment

 

While Grandma Sarah is usually the centre of attention thanks to her delicious recipes, as this was Remembrance Sunday it was also Grandpa Norman’s turn to take the spotlight, as he was a hero of the First World War, having served for the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, rising to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, bravely commanding and fighting on the front line in France. Therefore it was very fitting that we should have the pleasure of attending their church on this particular day and thinking about them both, along with all of our brave boys who fought 100 years ago.

 

 

 Deep in conversation, about friends and family past and present.

Deep in conversation, about friends and family past and present.

 

 2. Here we are discussing the chapter in the book, about Grandpa Norman and his service and commission as an officer in the First World War on this very auspicious day, also remembering  relatives and  congregation of St Helens Road Methodist Church who gave their lives in the Great War.

 

At St Helens Road Methodist Church.

 

In the GAR book I have added a photograph of Grandma Sarah and Grandpa Norman which was taken outside St Helens Road Methodist Church on one of their their granddaughters wedding day.

 

 

 

 

This is myself and the lovely ladies from St Helens Road Methodist Church, Ladies Circle, chatting about the Grandmas Antique Recipes cook Book and discussing recipes from yesteryear, and  wondering where the years had gone.

Myself and old friends discussing the recipes from the GAR cook book.

Myself and old friends discussing the recipes from the GAR cook book.

 It was lovely to meet up with them again and catch up on all the news from everyone and reminisce about the happy times we all spent in our younger days, at St Helens Road Methodist,  such as, appearing in plays, pantomimes and sit- coms,  organising trips  for the children, also the sermons days, the Rose Queen Pageants the Youth Clubs,  Disco’s,  and many more  events we enjoyed taking part in long ago in our youth.

 

Patricia Matthews

 

2014

The Original handwritten recipe Book
The Original handwritten recipe Book

 As a follow up to the success of the ‘Book Signing with a difference’ Matthew Watson from  the Bolton museum asked if he could exhibit the Grandma’s Antique Recipe book as part of  their  exhibition of the Great War 1914-1918.   The Grandmas Antique recipe book is displayed along with other memorabilia  for the public to view.

Pride of Place 
Pride of Place

 

On November 11th     Bolton remembers the War,  Bolton Library and Museums are planning an event to mark Armistice Day and the centenary of the First World War.  

At 2.00 – 2.30pm

Words of War.  a play by ‘On The Go Theatre Company’.

This powerful new play tells the story of young men from Bolton experiencing the First World War at first hand as Grandpa Norman  and many others must have done.

                                                                                    2.30 – 2.45pm  Refreshments

 

 2.45 –  3.30pm     There will be a screening of North West Film Archive film on:  The First World  War:         

‘Life on the Home Front in North West England’.

Grandma's Antique recipe book on display as part of the Bolton Library's WW1 Exhibition.
Grandma’s Antique recipe book on display as part of the Bolton Library’s WW1 Exhibition.
'The proof of the pudding is in the eating'

‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating’

These pictures and links were forwarded to me by a someone who has bought the book and tested out the recipe’s in Grandma’s Antique Recipes book.

First of all she tried out the recipe for Grandma’s Short Crust Pastry and then the recipe for Grandma Sarah’s Potato Pie.

I am pleased to say that she was delighted with the results of both recipe’s and she has forwarded these pictures on to me as proof.

Once again confirming that ‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating’.

Patricia Matthews

Trying out the recipes from the book

Trying out the recipes from the book