Frances Allitt, Antiques Trade Gazette

Madeleine’s book of board talk

Madeleine Neave, curator of The Antique Breadboard Museum, has published a book describing her extensive collection of boards, butter knives and butter churners.


The cover of Madeleine Neave’s new book.

It also includes memories of her late mother Rosslyn, a Portobello Road dealer and restorer. She started the collection after growing up on a farm, milking cows and making butter by hand.

In the new book, Madeleine tracks the history of decorative ‘bread-platters’ from their Victorian origins to the present. It features 100 colour images and is available for £16.

Visitors to the Putney museum are served cream teas on a board their choice and may book a visit with details via the website below.