Join Pontefract Civic Society for a walk that 18th century cookbook writer and housewifry innovator Elizabeth Moxon knew.
Elizabeth Moxon wrote cookbook English Housewifry, 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. We will try to answer the question ‘Would Elizabeth recognise the Pontefract of today?’
Walk-ins accepted, though pre-booking is helpful.
Please meet 5 minutes before start time in front of the Windmill Inn in Woolmarket.