BCoT to help commemorate WW1 centenary

Students to cook up traditional wartime food to mark the end of the First World War


On 11 November 2018, it will be 100 years since the guns fell silent and First World War ended. To mark the occasion and remember those who lived through this tragic and remarkable time, BCoT is supporting the Oxo Story Project. This unique idea focuses on the importance of food during the war time era and aims to highlight what produce would have been available at the time.

During the autumn term, The Restaurant at BCoT will be showing its support for the project by creating some typical wartime food using the limited ingredients available at the time with students in their skills sessions. Learners will have a go at making meals including Shepherd’s Pie, Lordon Woolton Pie, cakes, trifles and stews. 

As part of the project, a special delivery including produce and ration cards is due to be made in a historic Thornycroft truck. These vehicles were used during the war by the military and as a nod to the former Thornycroft manufacturing site that once stood on the college’s campus; the truck is expected to pass through Basingstoke via BCoT on its way to Whitchurch on Saturday 3 November.

To find out more about the First World War centenary celebrations visit The Royal British Legion’s website


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