WARNING TO HOUSEWIVES: Worrying substitutes for sugar
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WARNING TO HOUSEWIVES: Worrying substitutes for sugar

We have found evidence of the range of substitutes that housewives were advised to use in place of sugar when preparing fruit jams and preserves. Alternatives included glucose, salt and benzoate of soda. These were not always entirely successful, as can be seen in this news article from August 1916. WARNING TO HOUSEWIVES Communications have … Continue reading

World War 1 Workshops at Pershore Library: the artist’s view
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World War 1 Workshops at Pershore Library: the artist’s view

Artist and illustrator, Sarah Millin, provided some fabulous art workshops for our Pershore Library event. Sarah wrote about the experience on her blog: ‘I was delighted to be invited to run family learning workshops around the topic of World War 1.  Families had to imagine that their father had been away at war and was returning … Continue reading