Children enjoy a wibbly-wobbly day out at Rainham Hall

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 18:00 25 August 2016

Cafe assistant Charlotte Moore with Samuel, Henry and Jessica Owens and their  jelly made at the Rainham Hall event

Cafe assistant Charlotte Moore with Samuel, Henry and Jessica Owens and their jelly made at the Rainham Hall event


Did you know? In the 18th century, jelly was a fashionable dish.

Children made jelly at Rainham Hall todayChildren made jelly at Rainham Hall today

Children spent a day at Rainham Hall, Broadway, Rainham, today to make wibbly-wobbly jelly that decorated wealthy tables three centuries ago.

“Jelly was used to make dishes and beautifully crafted centrepieces,” explained creative programme manager Sally James.

Despite the hot weather, which didn’t help the jelly settle, children made some in the shape of animals such as mice but also used watermelons as moulds.

They bigger creation – masterpieces for the table – will take longer to settle.

Charlotte Moore, the cafe and shop assistant, ran the session.

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