Join our friends from Christchurch Labour Party's annual Easter Simnel Cake Coffee Morning. there will be great tea and coffee and a chance to meet and chat.
Simnel cakes have been known since at least medieval times. Bread regulations of the time suggest they were boiled and then baked, a technique which led to an invention myth, in circulation from at least 1745 until the 1930s, and which hinges around a couple, Simon and Nelly, who fall out over making a Simnel. One wishes to boil it, one to bake it and, after beating each other with various household implements, they compromise on one which uses both cooking techniques. It is not the only myth which has become attached to the Simnel cake. They are often associated with Mothering Sunday, and in the twentieth century it was frequently said that young girls in service would make one to be taken home to their mothers on their day off. However, this was by no means the norm, and by the late twentieth century the cake had simply become an Easter cake. The word simnel probably derived from the Latin word simila, meaning fine, wheaten flour.
1 Gainsborough Road
Entrance is free however donations in aid of campaign funds will be gratefully received.
Offers of Raffle Prizes most appreciated
For further information please contact Susan Harrison 01425 477240