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Weʼre raising £700 to fund a commemorative plaque to Elizabeth Raffald at The Arden Arms in Stockport

Stockport, United Kingdom
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Elizabeth Raffald was an amazing woman who lived in 18th century Manchester and is buried here at St Mary's in Stockport and her grave is unmarked. Planning consent has been approved for a plaque to be installed on The Arden Arms, a pub that was built by her family.
She was an innovator, educator, businesswoman and benefactor and produced an 800 recipe cookbook 100 years before Mrs Beeton. She also produced the first ever trade directory for Manchester and supported two newspapers, ran two pubs, set up the first servants' agency in Manchester and innovated many dishes we take for granted now.
For more information about her go to www.elizabethraffaldsociety.org or www.suzeapple.co.uk. A book about her is available in the Stockport Museum, from the Stockport Heritage Trust or on Amazon.

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    • Sheila Booth

      Sheila Booth

      Oct 21, 2016


    • Chris


      Oct 21, 2016

      Very well done Suze. You've worked so hard for recognition for Elizabeth Raffald.


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      Oct 19, 2016


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    Suze Appleton

    Suze Appleton

    Stockport, United Kingdom

    I discovered Elizabeth Raffald in 2014 after living in this area for over 30 years and feel it is an omission from our heritage that she has not been commemorated. I give talks about her and have written a booklet about her, to bring her to people's notice.

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