Talk & Taste: How the Pershore Plum won the Great War
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Talk & Taste: How the Pershore Plum won the Great War

This exhibition and talk at St Swithin’s Church, Worcester, on Monday 21 November explores how life changed for people in one Worcestershire town during the First World War. Pershore residents cultivated and preserved fruit and vegetables to combat wartime food shortages, helped by land girls, Boy Scouts, German POWs and Belgian refugees. There will be … Continue reading

Eggless pancakes
Pershore WI

Eggless pancakes

Eggs and flour became increasingly scarce by early 1917, and where they could be found, they were expensive.  Consequently, newspapers and women’s magazines published a range of recipes suggesting substitutes to make these precious ingredients go further. “Take half a pound of flour, one teaspoonful of Borwick’s Baking Powder and a little salt. Mix well in … Continue reading

Eggless Sponge
Pershore WI

Eggless Sponge

During World War One, eggs were collected and sent to feed the servicemen abroad.  As a consequence, housewives had to adjust their usual recipes to accommodate their lack. Eggless sponge was an easy treat to make, and could be livened up with a smear of jam or a sprinkling of dessicated coconut if any was … Continue reading