ARCHIVE film celebrating our local food history make up one of a number of heritage-themed events throughout Hampshire Food Festival. ' History on a Plate What our Ancestors Ate,' at the Hampshire Record Office on Thursday, July 6, will include old film of fruit shipments from South Africa passing through Southampton Docks in the mid-1940s, one of the original TV celebrity chefs, Marguerite Patten, demonstrating recipes promoting Southern Electric ovens in the 1950s, the icing of the Queen's Coronation cake at Huntley & Palmer biscuit factory in 1937, and New Forest honey making in the 1960s!

Winchester WI will be baking cakes based on 19th century recipes to taste on the night, with old recipes and photos about food also on display.

Call 01962 846154 to book tickets, costing £5 per person.

Other heritage events include What the Vikings Ate,' at Romsey Heritage Centre, on Saturday July 1, The History of Winchester City Mill,' on Thursday, June 29, Special Open Day at Bursledon Windmill, on Friday, June 30, Street Market' at Milestones on July 1, 2, 8, and 9, and a National Trust Kitchen Garden talk, tour and supper at The Vyne, Basingstoke, on Thursday, June 29.

For full details call Hampshire Fare on 01962 845999 for a free Hampshire Food Festival programme. An informative free booklet Hampshire's Food Heritage the real story behind local food production,' is also available from Hampshire Fare.