Category Archives: Granny Robertsons Cookbook

Child Of The Seventies

In the annals of British history the 70’s are seen as that sad decade, that tired, miserable hangover that was the aftermath of the Swinging Sixties. As late as 1971, women were banned from going into Wimpy Bars on their … Continue reading

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Alfred James Robertson

A recent sort out of old papers and photographs in the depths of my larder revealed many items of interest but this one has a particular relevance on this remembrance day to honour those who lost gtheir lives in the … Continue reading

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How To Patronize A Woman Part 3, Or Was It 4? Or 5?

From the archive, a modest, unassuming piece from ‘Womans Day’ on how to transform the plainest of the plain into Betty Grable! (Julia Roberts to those of a later time span or Katie Perry to those so young as to … Continue reading

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The time has come the Walrus said . . .

. . . to speak of many things, of sailing ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and Kings! Lewis Carrol Indeed, as Granny Robertson’s Cookbook enters its sixth year, in this, it’s 400th post I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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To Catch A Crook

As a last foray into the ‘Eagle Annual’ for the time being here is a very innocent, very un-PC look at the world of the ‘stiff-lipped-upper-class-sergeant-Bruce-of-the-Yard’ and the lesser breed of ‘ill-educated-but-clever-lower-class-career- criminal-mastermind-Burke-the-Peterman’ The language alone is a dead give-away! … Continue reading

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How to Patronize a Woman

“. . . the really well trained cook is one of the few women who need never fear unemployment” This article from Good Housekeeping describes in better detail the limited range of jobs considered to be suitable for a woman … Continue reading

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Home Economics, 30’s Style

The advertisement opposite comes from Good Housekeeping magazine and dates back to the early thirties. It aims to promote home produced goods or at least British Empire produced goods in order to help the domestic economy. A familiar theme even … Continue reading

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