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Middle Nene Archaeological Group

Annual Dinner, 26th November 2016

On 26th November, we commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a Tudor-style feast.

A big thank-you to all who bought, prepared, cooked, set the tables, served, and cleared up again afterwards.

Read the research that went into the menu.(PDF, 120kb)

Gallery

The hall decorated and the tables laid for dinner
The tables are set and decorated
Marchpane, a dessert made from almonds in the shape of a Tudor rose, coloured red with a silvered centre and petal edges
Marchpane
The diners begin to arrive
Diners arriving
Table decorated with seasonal vegetation and set with cutlery and side plates
The right table
Table decorated with seasonal vegetation and set with cutlery and side plates
The left table.
Front and reverse of the printed menu card with image of William Shakespeare
The menu
The Grand Salat on the buffet table
The Grand Salat
A diner takes a sneaky glass of mead
The right way to start..
Our two young waiters set the tables and decorate them with seasonal vegetation
Setting the tables