Follow Bessie as she goes a Mothering wearing her best woolen cap
On all Hallows Eve Bessie the serving maid has been making soul cakes. The tradition of making these spiced cakes marked with a cross goes back to medieval times. Children and poor people would go from house to house "souling" - begging for cakes in return for prayers or songs. David Griggs sings a very old" souling" song.
St Nicholas Priory Exeter - Lunchtime lecture - 7 July 2021
Layer by layer, a sixteenth century Lady prepares for the day.
Every stitch by hand - A 16th century shift with blackwork embroidery.