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The Gingerbread House

Introduction
This wing of a once large medieval house in Lavenham, below left, is perfect for the theme. The appeal of such houses probably began with Hansel and Gretel, as recorded first by the Brothers Grimm (1775-1863).

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Hazle Ceramics
Gingerbread House
Limited Painting of 20
on Lavenham

 Edible gingerbread men date back to Queen Elizabeth I’s court in the 1500s. From the 1875 tale above, an escaping Gingerbread Man or Boy appears in songs, films such as Shrek and on TV. He has inspired other “runaway foods”!

20th Anniversary 2010
Painted by Michele Bland

£65.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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The Story of Hansel and Gretel
After a famine, a poor woodcutter’s second wife drives her stepchildren away. Hansel drops a breadcrumb trail to get back, which forest birds eat. The children reach the Gingerbread House and a witch throws Hansel into a cage to fatten and eat. Then Gretel pushes the half-blind witch into the oven instead. A white duck helps them cross a lake and they go home with the witch’s jewels. The stepmother is dead and their father welcomes them with joy. There are many film and TV versions. The 1893 opera by Engelbert Humperdinck is popular at Christmas.

 Hansel & Gretel at The Gingerbread House.

 Actual Crooked House.

 Another Gingerbread House in a forest.

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