Whilst entering catalogue entries into our online system, I came across an entry for a pamphlet from 1714 entitled "The Pretenders declaration Englished by Mr. Asgill". If I only I could use "Englished" instead of translated from now on...
Biscuit Puddings Take six oz. of Sugar, six oz. of flour, 6 oz. of Butter, and the Yolks of six Eggs, beat the Butter to a cream, then beat the Yolks of the eggs and add them to the Butter, Stir the sugar and Flour in separately by degrees, beat these Ingredients well together before … Continue reading Recipe for Biscuit Puddings
Here are some of the latest pics of the new extension (which now looks remarkably like a building), and the ongoing work in Wyvern House prior to the refurbishment
Ever wondered what the Record Office is there for and what it's staff do? This is Pinterest has been created by an Archives and Heritage Consultant in the USA, but she's not far off the mark at all http://pinterest.com/melmannon/what-does-an-archivist-do-/
Lobster Curry Get fresh boiled lobsters and take as much of the meat, spawn, and head as weill be about a pound. Melt a table spoonful of butter in a stew pan, and add to it the lobster and two table spoonfuls of fish curry paste to be had of the oilmen (not powder) and … Continue reading Latest recipe from Clara: Lobster Curry
Following on from one of our literature festival events, the curious case of Muriel’s ‘wedding dress’ came to light. During a workshop, we gave participants two photographs from the Picture the Past photographic collection, then asked people to come up with imaginative stories which linked these images together. The images had been selected purely for … Continue reading Muriel’s Wedding?
May was a busy month for our outreach team as this was the first year that the Record Office took part in the Derbyshire Literature Festival. This was the 7th Derbyshire Literature festival organised by Derbyshire County Council which takes place every two years, and this year’s programme was exciting as ever, with more than … Continue reading Derbyshire Literature Festival May 2012
Long before the revolutions of the French and the Americans in the Eighteenth Century, Britain had experienced its own violent revolution that saw families split and friends divided, houses and churches destroyed, the king executed and a republic established. This new exhibition looks at the how Derbyshire's role in the civil war, and its impact … Continue reading Troubled Times – new online exhibition now available
Clara's recipe is an original sponge cake recipe which contains no butter. Living up to it's name, it is so much lighter than normal sponges and I will definitely be using this recipe for future sponges.
Why not complete the Jubilee weekend with a homemade ginger beer? To one ounce of ginger well bruised, one lemon peeled, and squeezed 3 lb of lump sugar, 1 gallon of boiling water to be poured over all, and to stand till nearly cold, then strain it over one spoonful of yeast added to it, … Continue reading Recipe for Ginger Beer