Join Pontefract Civic Society for a social distanced walk around Pontefract town centre, the theme of which is Elizabeth Moxon, 18th century cookbook writer.
Elizabeth Moxon wrote a cookbook (English Housewifry), it was first published in 1741 and sold in the town, where she lived. The book is said to be a trailblazer in English culinary writing and an inspiration to others. There is a blue plaque dedicated to Elizabeth in the town and this walk will highlight Pontefract at the time of her writings, with emphasis on the Heritage Open Day theme 'Edible England'. We will try to answer the question 'Would Elizabeth recognise the Pontefract of today?'
Part of Heritage Open Days.
Meet in the rear yard of the The Windmill Inn, Wool Market, Pontefract, WF8 1AZ. Access via a ginnel/alleyway at the side of the pub, off Woolmarket is not accessible to wheelchair users or pushchairs; access to these is via Finkle Street (opposite the Town Hall) and the pub yard is adjacent to 'The Church on Finkle Street'. The remainder of the route is fairly flat.
Meet 10 minutes prior to the start of the walk.