History feast for all at hall

Clarke Hall Summer history day'Clarke Hall with visitors
Clarke Hall Summer history day'Clarke Hall with visitors

Visitors are being invited to tickle their taste buds at Clarke Hall.

You Are What You Ate will mix science, history and archaeology to rustle up a delicious spread of food-based activities on Saturday, June 11.

Food historians Peter Brears will be talking about Tudor sweets, Ivan Day about 17th century ice cream and Richard Fitch, from Hampton Court Palace, will describe early chocolate. Visitors will also be treated to a lunch made following medieval recipes.

For more information about this adult-only event and to book a place contact Clarke Hall on 01924 302700.

Meanwhile, the Friends of Clarke Hall are still anxiously awaiting Wakefield Council’s decision on whether to keep funding the living museum.

They have been told it is due to be discussed by the cabinet this month, but this is yet to be confirmed.

A council spokesman said the council is still exploring options in relation to the future of Clarke Hall, and when these have been completed a report will be presented to Cabinet.

So far 600 people have joined a Facebook campaign group to save the museum.