Examine this fabulous historic gingerbread mould in our collection and we’re sure you’ll agree that Sonley's wasn't just any old bakery. We like to think of them as purveyors of a little joy to Kirkbymoorside, especially when it came to gingerbread. This wooden mould is a window to that charmingly sweet past where spices wafted on the wind on our North Yorkshire market town.
This wooden mould dates from the reign of King George IV (1820 – 1830), adorned with the royal coat of arms featuring the iconic lion and unicorn design and the motto of the British monarch, ‘Dieu et mon droit’ – 'God and my right'.
It’s a reminder of the importance of this exquisite treat, a symbol of indulgence to be enjoyed on special occasions like weddings and Christmas due to its expensive, exotic ingredients. In fact, gingerbread has a name that might be a tad misleading. It wasn't bread at all but derived from the Old French term ‘gingerbras’, meaning 'preserved ginger.'
If you fancy snacking on a piece of history, we’ve got just the object.
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