Cake and pastries order

Cake & Pastries Order, 1917
Bishops Stortford Museum Collection
Announcement by Glasscocks
Herts & Essex Observer, 1916
Emma Glasscock's prosecution
Herts & Essex Observer, Jun 1917
Emma Glasscock (cont)
Herts and Essex Observer, Jun 1917

When did the Cakes & Pastries Act come into effect ?

What did it stop people from making or selling ?

Which two key ingredients were restricted ?

Were people allowed to decorate cakes and buns ?

How do you think the Act affected local bakers ?

What do you think of these rules ?

Look at the notice from the newspaper.  What did the bakers in Bishop’s Stortford decide to do during the War ?

Read about the case of Emma Glasscock, a baker in Bishop’s Stortford, who was prosecuted under the Act in June 1917, that was reported in the newspaper.

What was she accused of ? Did the court make the right decision ?




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