This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.
Hertfordshire Home of the Doughnut
Posted on: 11th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
Hertfordshire can claim to be the birthplace of the doughnut. A recipe for “dow nuts” appears in The Recipe of Book of Barnoness Dimsdale c. 1800. Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale lived in Hertford, to the east of St Albans, and the...
Hats and Roman Hairdressing
Posted on: 6th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
The photo above was taken on 20th July 1898. The woman in the centre of the sea of hats is Dame Maria Millington Evans (1856-1944). She is installing the foundation stone of, what is now, the Museum of St Albans. Dame Maria was invited to do the...
The St Albans Sausage?
Posted on: 4th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
The image above is of a sausage making machine in St Albans Museum Service’s collection (1988.3736). It was donated by a Mrs Peacock. Seeing this made me wonder if there was a St Albans sausage. There are plenty of regional sausages in Britain...