At the Book Signing with a difference.


On Thursday the 21st August,  I held my first Book Signing at the Bolton Museum and Library,   it was a success and a sell out, more than 60 people attended.

Myself, and Bolton Library’s local history librarian Julie Lamara, events organiser Melanie Graaf and the ladies from the museum who are all keen bakers, made various savoury and sweet recipes which feature in Grandma’s Antique Recipe Book.

Lemon cakes, Vinegar cake, Cocnut Ice and Sausage Rolls adorned the Lecture theatre to compliment the talk and genre of the event and the book buying public enjoyed  sampling the goodies along with a cup of tea or coffee.

 Recipes from Grandmas Antique Recipe's

Delicious food from the Afternoon Tea from Bygone Times.

Reporter Vickie Scullard and Nigel the photographer from The Bolton News and a roving reporter from Bolton FM radio station came and interviewed the audience on their thoughts and opinions about their afternoon at the book signing with a difference.

After I introduced the book and how I came to get it, and why I wrote it, the afternoon developed into an enjoyable,  informal couple of hours whereby people chatted to each other, swapped recipes and tips, sampled food from a Bygone age and generally relaxed. the whole afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended the event at the Bolton Museum and Library.


Patricia Signing books for the delighted guests.


All the comments and feedback we received from the audience I am pleased to report were enthusiastic and warm, all the books were sold and copies were signed, and everyone really enjoyed theAfternoon Tea from Bygone Times’.

Patricia Matthews event 21st August 2014

63 people attended!

“Fantastic event”

“Very enjoyable and interesting.

“Very enjoyable, friendly & entertaining.”

“Great to see a book all about Grandma Sarah!! Pat was entertaining as always!”

“Very enjoyable & entertaining.”

“Very entertaining afternoon, very funny lady.”

“Very good.”

“This was a lovely entertaining afternoon. Myself and my mum really enjoyed ourselves.”

“Very enjoyable, friendly and informative.”

“Absolutely brilliant.”

“Found it very interesting.”

“It was interesting, brought my childhood back when Gran used to bake at weekends.”

“Very well organised.”

“Very enjoyable –nice humorous touches and very down to earth. Nice and informal.”

“Very entertaining and humorous. Excellent.”

Really well organised and delivered. Room was excellent –nice to see the walls decorated with artefacts from the book.”

“Very interesting, relaxing and entertaining.”

Absolutely fabuloso! Well done Pat and thanks for teaching me what mother never had the chance to –PASTRY!

Absolutely FAB. Good laughs and nice people.”