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Monday 14th October 2019

1304th   Luncheon

Suze Appleton



"Elizabeth Raffald, 18th Century Domestic Goddess and Entrepreneur"



Luncheon sponsored by a member

Suze will tell the story of Elizabeth’s life and give details of her tremendous achievements during only 18 years that she lived in Manchester

Suze used to work for Stockport Council as an advice worker but ten years ago she gave up work to take an MA in writing. Although she did not complete the course she found a passion for writing and wrote a few novels which she self published on Amazon before stumbling across the name Elizabeth Raffald in 2014. Since then Suze has become her unofficial biographer and champion, telling everyone about this amazing woman. Suze nominated her for the Manchester female statue in 2016, appearing on BBC news to talk about Elizabeth; arranged a blue plaque for her in Stockport to which she has a strong connection, appeared in print and on radio; and of course this year appeared on Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Elizabeth’s innovative recipe for the traditional wedding cake

Suze will also be bringing along some books to sell.


Closing date for applications for this luncheon is Monday 7th October 2019





Roasted Pork Loin with Black Pudding,

.Crispy New Potatoes, Sage and Thyme gravy


Pan Fried Seabass with Mustard Crust, Dauphinoise Potato and Roadasted Carrots.

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Vegetarian   .Mushroom Ravioli with Spinach, Nutmeg & Garlic Cream Sauce.  Vegetarian



.Cherry Bakewell Cheesecake, Chantilly Cream.


.Spotted Dick Pudding with Custard.


Fresh Fruit Salad

or Ice Cream


Coffee or Tea