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Our museum manager is a huge mince pie fan. So much so he has one every single day of the year!! In honour of his love of the seasonal treat here's a little story about the mince pie from History Revealed... Mincemeat in mince pies was originally just that! Minced meat (mutton or beef), cooked with fruit, peel & spices brought back by crusaders during the middle ages. Some historians claim the 3 main spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) represent the Magi, others suggest that there were 13 ingredients, 1 each for Christ and his Apostles. 'Christmas pyes' took various shapes, usually in a pastry coffin/box & some had a little pastry baby representing Jesus in the manger. The addition of a generous slug of booze dates back to Victorian times. A recipe from 1888 in Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management recommends including half a pint (yes) of brandy - squiffy! Have you got any interesting mince pie facts or stories? Why not share with us.
3:55pm 17 Dec 2014
Lovely article in the Shields Gazette about our volunteers who have been recognised for their dedication and work at the museum. We really can't thank Phil & David enough for all their efforts. Volunteering is hugely important to us. If you would like to get involved, visit www.twmuseums.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering http://bit.ly/1wEaDskVolunteers honoured for helping chronicle South Tyneside's pastwww.shieldsgazette.comVOLUNTEERS at a South Tyneside museum have been honoured for their dedication.
10:05am 16 Dec 2014
Nothing But Blue Skies From Now ON! (removal of some very Yellow varnish)
22 Dec 2014
This year as a way of coping with a sharp reduction in Museum funding we are all being asked to find new ways of raising funds. This means that for the first…
Turners saved my marriage'
17 Dec 2014
Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a special time of year for many people and it’s also a very busy time for shops. Businesses are going into…