Naval re-enactors in character at Whitby

Food is served ... nautical style
Food is served ... nautical style
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CALLING all salty seadogs, cabin boys and girls!

The Historical Maritime Society, a jolly band of naval re-enactors, will be getting into character this weekend at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby.

Nautical food will be on the menu again this year as the gang will be deomnstrating a range of historical cookery on their authentic wood-burning stove in the museum courtyard.

Bringing the theme of the museum’s special exhibition Eating the Exotic to life, there will be exotic fruit and veg galore as well as old favourites like sea-sausages, salt-pork and ship’s biscuit.

Learn the art of sausage stuffing from Mrs Miggins, meet the ship’s cook, purser and the surgeon, who will be dishing out some special remedies to keep the dreaded scurvy at bay.

Come and see how Cook’s cook cooked at sea.

The HMS will be at the museum in Grape Lane from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 10am to 3.30pm on Sunday.

Admission to the museum costs £4.50 adults, £4 seniors, £3 children/students and £11 family.

Call (01947) 601900 for details.

* don’t miss Friday’s Whitby Gazette for our exclusive free entry offer at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.