Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - A Board School Cookery Class

A Board School Cookery Class - photograph


Many people will be surprised to learn that cookery classes are so well established in any of the London Board schools as our view shows is clearly the case at the Kilburn Lane centre. The photograph was taken in the midst of the morning's work. Twenty-four girls attending the Kilburn Lane School, all with neat pinafores on, form the class. Half of them - the girls to the right - are occupied in copying recipes while the other dozen are busily engaged in preparing various homely dishes suitable for an artisan's dinner. The expert teacher has spent the first hour of the morning in explaining how the work is to be done, and the young plain-cooks-in-the-making are now showing in practice how far they' have mastered their lesson.