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Vegetable Pie: Ration Recipes by Sarah Mortimer

Vegetable pie with brown sauce from ‘Good Eating’    ‘Good Eating’ was a collection of recipes created from reader’s recipes in the Daily Telegraph during World War Two.  This recipe uses the fact that vegetables were relatively easy to come by in wartime whereas meat was not – it doesn’t specify which vegetables to use, …

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Reyahn King’s Object of the Week: Dick Turpin’s Whistle

Reyahn King, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust, has picked some of her favourite objects from the Trust’s collections for a series in The Press newspaper. Here is the latest object, an Ivory whistle which  reputedly belonged to infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

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Chocolate Crunchies: Ration Recipes by Sarah Mortimer

Chocolate crunchies from Patsy’s Reflections  My favourite cookery book! This was compiled from a cartoon strip that appeared in the Daily Mirror and was published in 1946 – but remember, rationing didn’t end until the mid-1950s so this help in using rations and unusual ingredients was still needed for nearly another 10 years. Patsy was …

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Carrot Cookies: Ration Recipes by Sarah Mortimer

Carrot cookies from We’ll Eat Again by Marguerite Patten OBE  Marguerite Patten was a hugely successful cookery writer with over 170 cookery books to her name and during the Second World War she worked for the Ministry of Food helping families to prepare the best food with their rations.  These little cookies (and they are …

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PAS North & East Yorkshire Blog: Double Header: Stud-ying in Roman Yorkshire

Double Header: Stud-ying in Roman Yorkshire York Museums Trust hosts the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer for North and East Yorkshire, Rebecca Griffiths. In his blog Rebecca discusses an interesting new object type recently identified in our region. The Portable Antiquities Scheme database has, to date, recorded nearly 1.5 million objects of …

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Potato Jane: Ration Book Recipes by Sarah Mortimer

Potato Jane from Eating for Victory  Eating for Victory is a compilation of Ministry of Food leaflets distributed to the public to help them find the best and often inventive ways of using their rations during World War Two.  Food rationing was introduced in England in January 1940 after supply ships were attacked by German U-boats.  …

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STORES AUDIT PROJECT – BY RACHEL ETHERINGTON AND JADE GRAHAM, DOCUMENTATION PROJECT ASSISTANTS

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at our museums? We’re Jade and Rachel, and we are documentation assistants working hard on an exciting project to audit all the collections held by the York Castle Museum. The museum opened in 1938, and since then the collection has continued to expand at a …

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York College Students Blog – Making a Masterpiece video creation

I felt as though our interviews went well. We had all our cameras and lighting sorted out with plenty of time before the first interview was scheduled to start and everyone knew what was happening. When someone came in for an interview we made sure they signed the interview form so we had permission to …

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Olivia King: Artist in Residence at York Art Gallery

Olivia King: Artist in Residence at York Art Gallery

My name is Olivia and I am a third year York St John student and resident artists at York Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond.

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The Photography of Tempest Anderson – By Stuart Ogilvy, Assistant Curator of Natural Science Collections & Curatorial Services

Since July 2017 volunteers have been helping to digitise a Tempest Anderson collection of glass slides, ranging from the 1880s to 1913 (so some have become a bit grubby!). Tempest Anderson travelled the world studying and photographing volcanoes, but he also took photos of anything that interested him. There are spectacular pictures of glaciers (European Alps), geysers ( …

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