An afternoon of chat about the contents of the GAR book.

An afternoon of chat about the contents of the GAR book

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by a smashing lady called Ethel Carter,  to chat to the ladies of Christchurch Little Lever near Bolton. We had a great afternoon reminiscing about the recipes and the cooking appliances our mothers used in the kitchen when we were growing up. We tasted some of the recipes from the GAR cook book with our cuppa. Our afternoon of chat brought back lots of lovely memories, especially with the older ladies who were familiar with the cookers, the method of cooking  and the kitchens of bygone times. Also we talked about the tried and trusted remedies that are in the GAR book, which were handed down for families to use.

Myself and the some of the ladies a.fter our afternoon of chat

Myself and the some of the ladies a.fter our afternoon of chat

Some of the remedies listed in the GAR book  raised a few eyebrows with the ladies but we have to remember that these were used before the NHS was formed. After a piece of cake, a and a good discussion about days gone by, I signed books for those that bought the GAR cook book and I have to say that the whole afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all  and I look forward to returning to Christchurch in the near future. Signing books for some of the members of Christchurch.