Mrs Hibbert's Pick Me Up and Other Recipies from a Yorkshire Dale

Mrs Hibbert's Pick Me Up and Other Recipies from a Yorkshire Dale

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Joanna Dawson, a Methodist local preacher, dairy farmer and local historian, combined her religious faith with a delight in the local traditions of agriculture and domestic affairs in the Yorkshire Dales. As she moved around Nidderdale during the mid 20th century she garnered a unique knowledge, based on the stories and anecdotes of the elderly people she encountered on her travels. Her enthusiasm led to a vast collection of unsorted and unclassified information which has only recently been discovered and transcribed. Hers is a fragrant scene from the farmhouse kitchens of long ago, when large teas and suppers featured as the reward for a hard-working rural life, and the wife by the range had skills and knowledge to be learned and passed on through the generations. Mrs Hibbert's Pick-Me-Up and Other Recipes from a Yorkshire Dale is illustrated with pen and ink drawings of items used in these old kitchens and photographs taken in the Dales a century ago, which aptly complement this evocative account of rural Dales life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752457284
  • 9780752457284
  • 1,326,977

About Joanna Moody

Joanna Moody holds a PhD in English literature from York University, where she taught as a lecturer until her retirement. She now volunteers as a steward and committee member at the award-winning Nidderdale Museum in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.Joanna Dawsonwas born in Huddersfield in 1930 and lived in the Yorkshire Dales until her death aged 61. Her knowledge of the families of Nidderdale in particular was unsurpassed, and as a Methodist local preacher, dairy farmer, and keen historian, she was able to garner knowledge, stories, and anecdotes from the people she encountered as she moved around the dales."show more