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Puritan Food at Walpole Old Chapel

September 11 - September 12

 Heritage Open Day Event at Walpole Old Chapel.

See the recipes and taste the food that ‘put the fire in the belly’ of the religious independents who worshipped here from 1649.

Famously, Oliver Cromwell is said to have banned mince pies and Eccles cakes. But did he really? What were the Puritans’ attitudes to food? Were they any different to anybody else’s? Are there any Puritan recipes?

What better place to find out the answers to these questions, and to taste ‘Cromwell’s cake’, than Walpole Old chapel. The fiercely ‘independent’ congregation in Cookley and Walpole first ‘gathered’ in 1649 – the year of the execution of King Charles 1st. The chapel was constructed in c1690, by converting an existing Suffolk farmhouse, and has been very little altered since then.

Saturday 11th September- 09.00- 16.30

Sunday 12th September- 09.00-16.00

For more information go to the Heritage Open Days Events page by clicking here



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