This is a copy of the first sermon John Newton gave at St Mary Woolnoth on 19th December 1779. The topic was 'The Subject and Temper of the Gospel Ministry'. The publication of this sermon tells us about Newton's reputation in London: he must have been well known in London when he arrived there from Olney for it to have been published immediately. • • • • #stmarywoolnorth #sermon #historicalartefact #literarymuseum #johnnewtoninolney #cowperandnewtonmuseum Visit Bucks Visit Olney olneyapp Olney Noticeboard Destination Milton Keynes Culture MK Heritage MK Phonebox Magazine Olney In The Past ... See MoreSee Less
Get your oven gloves onDid you know it's National Baking Week this week? Well you do now. To celebrate here's a photo from the 1950s of Mrs Moore and Mr & Mrs Savage of the Freeman Memorial Church, Bletchley, behind a very well-stocked cake stall. And with that I think it's definitely time for some elevenses...
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Another interesting factLast week we asked how William Cowper was related to the Royal Family. We can now reveal that his family history can be traced back to Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn's sister! • • We discovered the Cowper family tree behind William Cowper's portrait, and it is a magnificent artefact to have in our collection. Be sure to study it when you next visit the Museum - you will find it in the hall 🙂 • • The text under Mary reads: "daughter and coheir to Thomas Bullen, Earl of Wilts & secondly marr. to Sir William Stafford." • • • • #tudor #marybolyen #annebolyen #henryviii #familytree #williamcowper #olney #cowperandnewtonmuseum Visit Bucks Visit Olney olneyapp Olney Noticeboard Destination Milton Keynes Culture MK Heritage MK Phonebox Magazine Olney In The Past ... See MoreSee Less
Interesting ......Bletchley Park features in a new piece of art, ‘United by Numbers: The National Lottery at 25’, released today.
The collage shows just some of the people, places and projects the #NationalLottery25 has supported over the years.
Bletchley Park received Heritage Lottery funding in 2011 and is symbolised in the collage by Veteran Betty Webb, who represents all of her colleagues who worked for Bletchley Park during the dark days of WW2.
I think I just about know one end of a pencil from the other !The Big Draw is on now - go to www.thebigdraw.org to find events near you. To inspire us all to get creative here's the pupils at Knowles school getting their paintbrushes out, 1970s.
Wow!We were beginning to think such a recipe didn't exist! • • Over the past few #bakeoff posts, we have talked about recipes containing Puff Paste (that is, Puff Pastry). However, many of the recipe books did not seem to contain a recipe for the pastry itself, just various uses for it. However, in Pastry Week no less, we stumbled upon a recipe for it! How does it compare to recipes used today? • • To make Puff Paste • • To 3 pounds of Flour put 1 pound of butter; rub half of it in your Flour, and work it up light with fair Water; you may put 1 Egg in if you please, then roll it out, and lay about 20 little bits upon it the bigness of a large Nutmeg, and fold it up and roll it out again; then Butter it and fold it up again and Flour it; do thus 3 Times, then roll it out for Use, and it will rise well. This Paste serves on several Occasions. • • The Complete Family-Piece: and Country Gentleman and Farmer’s, BEST GUIDE. 2nd Edn. (Bettesworth, Hitch, Rivington, Birt, Longman, & Clarke: London, 1737. p.186). • • • • #pastryweek #GBBO #bakeoff #foodhistory #historymuseum #georgianera #cowperandnewtonmuseum Visit Bucks Visit Olney olneyapp Olney Noticeboard Destination Milton Keynes Culture MK Heritage MK Phonebox Magazine ... See MoreSee Less
Winter is coming ....As cold season is approaching, we thought it would be interesting to look at cold remedies from the Georgian Era. This one was delightfully weird so, naturally, enjoy reading it, but do not try this at home! • • An Excellent Bolus for a Cure of Colds, which, in two or three Days taking, will certainly carry it off. • • Take of Venice Treacle half a Dram, Powder of Snake-Root 12 Grains, Powder of Saffron 6 Grains, Volatile Salt of Hartshorn 4 grains, Syrup of Cloves a sufficient quantity to make it into a Bolus. To be taken going to Rest, drinking a large Draught of warm Mountain Whey, or Treacle Posset, after it. To Such Constitutions as cannot be provok’d to sweat, opening a Vein, or a gentle Purge, will be of great service. • • Text Credit: The Complete Family-Piece: and Country Gentleman and Farmer’s, BEST GUIDE. 2nd Edn. (Bettesworth, Hitch, Rivington, Birt, Longman, & Clarke: London, 1737. p.26). • • Image Credit: A rural physician giving an elderly woman a tablet, she views it suspiciously, a younger woman stands smiling in the background. Coloured stipple engraving by J. Cary, 1786, after H. Taylor. Credit: Wellcome Collection (buff.ly/2OLm2HP). CC BY buff.ly/33rEIQY • • • • #medicalhistory #socialhistory #georgianera #commoncold #wellcomecollection #cowperandnewtonmuseum Visit Bucks Visit Olney olneyapp Olney Noticeboard Destination Milton Keynes Culture MK Heritage MK Phonebox Magazine ... See MoreSee Less
FantasticToday, at a hotel in London, three women in their nineties received a standing ovation for their wartime work at Bletchley Park.
Bletchley Park Veterans Betty Webb, Ruth Bourne and Pat Davies represented all of their wartime colleagues at the Women of the Year awards.
At it's peak in 1944, almost 9,000 people worked at Bletchley Park, 75% of whom were women.
Betty worked at Bletchley Park on German and later Japanese messages. Ruth was a Bombe Operator helping to find the settings of Enigma machines. Whilst Pat worked in the Y Service, intercepting encrypted messages.