Rather interesting Bakewell facts
Did you know that legend has it the world famous Bakewell Tart was created accidentally by a cook in the town’s Rutland Arms Hotel in 1820? It is said the almonds, sugar and eggs which ended up as a custard layer above the jam were intended by the landlady to enrich the pastry of a jam tart.
Did you know the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth is the tallest in Britain – its waters reaching twice the height of Nelson’s column. It was designed and built by Joseph Paxton , best-known as architect of the Crystal Palace .
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