Hurst Room

Taking a closer look

This display area aims to showcase members' work from local art groups and societies. If you or your group would like to consider a display here, please contact the curators for an informal discussion.

Currently Exhibiting: Horsham Gingerbread

A traditional Horsham delicacy is setting tongues wagging and taste buds buzzing across the South East, as a favourite with children of all ages has been re-discovered and re-created. Children’s favourites very rarely die out, but this one did over 100 years ago, only to be replaced by a homogenised product that doesn’t do justice to the rich flavours and textures of its ancestors. Now, thanks to the discovery of a 200 year old handwritten recipe held in the archive of Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum, Lesley Ward has created the lost taste of Horsham Gingerbread. What makes this re-creation even more special is that it is a family recipe of Horsham’s greatest son, the poet Shelley. It is a recipe from the age of Byron, Shelley, Jane Austin and the Prince Regent.  Now sold as far afield as Bath, this exhibition in September will offer free tasters along with a display on gingerbread sellers and original gingerbread moulds. 

Last Updated ( 16 September 2014 13:13 )