Market Lavington Museum

The Best Way for Mary Redstone


In recent blog posts, we have looked at Lucretia E Gye’s recipe book and noted that her maiden name was Redstone. She was the daughter of Mrs Lucretia Redstone the headteacher of Easterton School. Lucretia Ethel had a younger sister, Mary, who we have seen in our post Starched knickers for Mrs Redstone.

When Mary was about nineteen, her mother gave her a book of household hints and recipes.

Maybe the information contained would have been useful when she married her Canadian husband just after the first world war.

We do not know if she took The Best Way to Canada with her, but it is back in Wiltshire now, in Market Lavington Museum, where we can enjoy some of the advertisements from over a hundred years ago.