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Recipe call-out

Sugar sandwiches? Nettle soup? Bread and butter pudding? Do you have an old recipe or remedy that you would like to include in a new Sailortown Recipe Book?

Artist Thomas Wells is collecting everyday remedies and recipes to commemorate and celebrate domestic power and life in Sailortown.

With the input from our friends, neighbours and wider community around Sailortown, we will make a recipe book that also serves to tell the stories of working-class people’s history and shared experiences about a post-industrial place.

To have your recipe included please email the recipe title, ingredient list, and preparation steps to info@householdbelfast.co.uk

We sourced the image in this post from the front cover of a recipe book produced by James Clow & Company Ltd., found by Thomas Wells in the Ulster Folk Museum archive. According to our research, James Clow & Co was a company that sold grain, unmanufactured tobacco, seeds and animal feeds and processed white and wholemeal flours at the Prince’s Dock Mills in Sailortown. The site where the James Clow mills once stood now accommodates 135 flats in the James Clow building. The names of the two apartment blocks at James Clow, The Granary and The Merchant, reference the site’s industrial history.