The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his ‘dandy’ followers, as they showed off their leg muscles.
BBC get stuck into Christmas jelly with us!
See what Dr Lucy Worsley has to say about working with us here !
Anyone strolling through Presteigne in October may have seen the odd sight of bundles of holly, ivy and fir being dragged into The Judge’s Lodging out of season. Staff were preparing period rooms around the museum for the arrival of the BBC’s Food and Drink programme crew.
The Judge’s Lodging in Presteigne has always enjoyed historic cooking, from recreating grand Victorian dinners to puddings and even ‘jelly & ice-cream for grown-ups’ tours. This Christmas it will feature in the BBC’s Food and Drink Christmas Special, where appropriately, the presenters will be making a traditional Victorian Christmas jelly down in museum’s kitchen. The museum has had to keep under wraps the contents of the programme, but now they are excited to be able to share the contents of the mouth-watering programme with everyone. Historic food expert, Dr Annie Gray, took on the challenge of creating this traditional dish with the help of the well-known historian Lucy Worsley. Lucy is the Chief Curator for the Historic Royal Palaces and has presented several series for the BBC, including the recent ‘A Very British Murder’. Staff at the museum had great fun with the presenters, not least in the turning out of the jelly from a fancy mould – a difficult task even without being filmed for thousands of people to watch – we can let you into a secret that the first attempt completely collapsed!
You can see The Judge’s Lodging on the Food & Drink Christmas Special Wednesday 18th December BBC 2 8pm