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School of Cookery

[Provident and Benevolent Institutions for aiding the Resources of the Industrious.]

School of Cookery, 71, Mortimer Street, W., and 90, Albany Street, N.W., established in 1857, to afford instruction in cookery to all classes. The school was commenced in 1857 by instructing a few children from the National School of Christchurch, St. Pancras, in plain cookery, and at the present time a class of girls attends from thence daily.

The present plan of the school is as follows:—In the first class professed cookery is taught, with confectionery, ices, etc. The National School children and the boarders are instructed by a woman cook in plain cookery; this forms the second class, to which subscribers may send pupils, at fifteen shillings per week, as boarders, or twelve schillings as day-pupils; a few girls are received into this class at seven shillings per week, as the funds may admit of it. During the past year 154 persons have received instruction at the school.

Income during the year £659, including £405, from pupils' payments, and £109 from the sale of articles of food.

The school is represented as under distinguished patronage, and numbers among its supporters, the Dowager Countess of Ripon, the Countess de Grey and Ripon, Mrs. Archibald Tait, the Duke of Marlborough, etc.

Applications to be made to the Matron, at 90, Albany Street.

SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son,
and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.