Market Lavington Museum

A Recipe Book

Market lavington Museum is pleased to have a number of recipe books. Some are hand written whilst others are commercial books which have belonged to village people. Yhey can be found, appropriately enough, on the bookshelf in the kitchen at the museum.

 Here we have the Success Publishing Company’s 700 Cookery and Household Recipes. It cost just threepence  in old money so no wonder some 800 000 had sold.

One of many cookery and recipe books at Market Lavington Museum

As can be seen, the book has been very well used.

An advert in this cookery book fixes the year of publication at 1926

This delightful advert appears to show a young mum, who looks like a 1920s flapper girl, gaining leisure time because she has a Valor Perfection cooking stove. And no doubt it was much easier to manage than a solid fuel range.

The closed season at the museum is a good time to receive new items. If you have something to offer – remember it must have a real link with the parishes of Market Lavington or Easterton, then do contact the curator.