Mother’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. We look at it as a day to say thanks to our Mums and treat them. It’s roots go back to the 16th century but we’d like to tell you a little about how the Victorian’s marked the day…
Mothering Sunday was very important and a much valued date in the calendar. Especially if you were a servant working ‘below stairs’. On this day, servants were allowed to return home and visit their families. The fasting requirements of Lent were also relaxed a little so that you could indulge for a day and enjoy some tasty foods.
Did you know… in Shrewsbury girls were encouraged to bake their mothers a Simnel cake? Perhaps the kitchen maids at Attingham Park did this.
What would you bake for your Mum?