Our Wartime Recipe Books have found a new home …

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Pictured, part of our original wartime life collection at Newquay Zoo including recipe books 

The World War Zoo Gardens research project, schools workshops and allotment at Newquay Zoo ran from 2009 to 2019 (from the 70th to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WW2).

I wanted to explore what we could learn for the future from how zoos, their staff, visitors and animals survived the challenges of wartime life and rations. 

Whilst this occasional research blog remains, along with my wartime diaries research, we have been steadily rehoming some of our original 1940s research materials, prior to a building move at Newquay Zoo. 

The garden books have already found a new home. 

I am delighted to have passed on our collection of original recipe books and paper cuttings of recipes to an active new home with Carolyn at The 1940s Experiment blog. 

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During the time that we ran our project here, Carolyn has also been researching and cooking healthy and cheap wartime recipes, as relevant today in an age of austerity and food and fuel insecurity as when these books were printed. 

The 1940s Experiment blog at  https://the1940sexperiment.com/ Well worth following … we wish Carolyn all the best with these lovely old books and recipes finding a new modern audience. 

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November  – Poppy time again … these were ours here in July 2022 in our old wartime allotment recreation, now sown with wildflowers. 

Blog post by Mark Norris, Newquay Zoo – World War Zoo Gardens project (2009-19) on 3 November 2022

 

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2 Responses to “Our Wartime Recipe Books have found a new home …”

  1. Carolyn Says:

    Reblogged this on The 1940's Experiment and commented:
    Thank you to Mark Norris and Newquay Zoo who kindly donated a wonderful collection of original WW2 newspaper clippings and cookery pamphlets and books.

    Quote: “The World War Zoo Gardens research project, schools workshops and allotment at Newquay Zoo ran from 2009 to 2019 (from the 70th to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WW2).”

    I’m thrilled to have received this collection and am looking forward to photographing, scanning and sharing the complete collection digitally for all.

    C xxx

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  2. Our Wartime Recipe Books have found a new home … – The 1940's Experiment Says:

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