Plum Pudding Opening, British Food Research Association

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:1958

Description:In 1958 Mrs. Lillian Astbury of Stone (left) donated a plum pudding to the British Food Research Association, based in Leatherhead, Surrey. It had been canned in 1900 for soldiers serving in the Boer War.

The can was opened and tasted. Tasting the pudding is Mr Meredith Crosse of Messrs. Crosse and Blackwell Ltd. Looking on is Vice-Admiral N.A. Copeman, The Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport.


Timeline

The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

1900s
High Street, Stone
High Street, Stone

A view of the High Street, looking south towards Lichfield Street. On the left ...

1920s
Harry Evans, North Staffordshire Regiment
Harry Evans, North Staffordshire Regiment

Harry Evans (b.1907). Before he was called up to the North Staffordshire Regiment ...

1940s
Royal Pioneer Corps
Royal Pioneer Corps

In front row, fourth from left is Harry Evans of Stone (b.1907). Before he was ...

1960s
Lotus Staff Christmas Dinner, Stone
Lotus Staff Christmas Dinner, Stone

Lotus Ltd. technical office staff pictured during their Christmas dinner at the ...

1990s
Pedestrianisation of the High Street, Stone
Pedestrianisation of the High Street, Stone

The completion of Christchurch Way allowed road traffic to be removed from the town ...

View Location

Share:

Link to this resource

Image courtesy of: Mr Stephen Astbury

Donor ref:(55/31832)

Source: Miscellaneous Collection

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.