Ormskirk is a market town in Lancashire which is famous for its gingerbread. It was given its charter to hold a market way back in 1286, and it is still continuing today, with market days being Thursdays and Saturdays. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is distinguished because it is one of only three in the UK that has both a spire and a tower.
Gingerbread and ginger root
Ginger root was first introduced into Britain by the Romans, who used it as a medicine and flavouring in cooking. In China and the Indian sub-continent it is used as a medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. Dioscorides who wrote his De Materia Medica in the first century AD believed that it “warms and softens the stomach.” It is good to make an infusion of ginger and honey if you have a sore throat, and if you add it to other spices (cinnamon and cardamoms for example) to make a tisane it can certainly make you feel warm in winter. Scientists have discovered that it can help to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, so it could help prevent the onset of heart disease.
After the Romans left Britain, people in the UK seemed not to have used ginger, until it was reintroduced during the Renaissance when Queen Elizabeth I is said to have made the first gingerbread men.
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Date Published: 8th July 2014