CHESTERFIELD: Museum uncovers horrible side of food

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More than 500 visitors took part in an event to discover the horrible history of food at Chesterfield Museum.

The event was the first in the museum’s programme of family events held during 2013 and featured David Cadle explore the unappealing side of food over the past 2,000 years.

He uncovered such nasties as chalk and bleach in bread and also explored some delicacies which seemed unpalatable to younger visitors, including dripping and black pudding.

David works as a historical interpreter for schools and museums and private castles across the UK.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “I’m delighted so many young families took part in the horrible history of food event.

“Events such as this are able to bring history alive for young people and we look forward to welcoming them to future ones at Chesterfield Museum.”