Created: 27 Nov 2017 10:57
Updated: 06 Feb 2018 15:53

Di Murrell worked her barges, bringing up her two sons on the water with her husband, travelling across England carrying sand, grain, coal, barrels of lime. They have also extensively travelled the waterways of Europe in their Dutch motor barge. During this time, her interest in good food afloat has never wavered.

Di will talk about her working life on the Thames and her recently published book, 'Barges & Bread: Canals & Grain to Bread & Baking'; a history of watermen, lightermen and dockers, with recipes for bread for the boating enthusiast and the home baker. Buy it now for the overworked and underpaid galley slave!

Winner of the Sophie Coe Prize for food history, Di writes for French travel magazines and Petit Propos Culinaires.

You can see more on her website:


Followed by Club Supper, tickets on the bar on the night.


Main course Cumberland ring creamed potatoes, onion gravy, French beans

Dessert Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream, bailey’s sauce

Vegetarian Squash risotto, wild mushrooms, parmesan

Date and time

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:00
 Non-members welcome