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Distinguished LEH Alumna Recognised for Services to Vegetarianism

We are delighted to announce during National Vegetarian Week (11-17 May) that 92-year-old Pamela Brown (LEH 1938-1943), has been made a Fellow of the Vegetarian Society.
Pamela who chose to give up meat nearly 70 year ago was presented with the certificate by the Chairman of the Trustees David Hoyland at a lunch with the trustees at the HQ in Altrincham, Cheshire.
 
She says: “I really was astonished to become a Fellow and was made to feel very special on the day, which was a lovely experience.”
 
Pamela has published various vegetarian cookbooks over the years and just last year, launched her own website called www.marvellouslymeatfree.com, with the help of a friend. She has long been an ardent campaigner for the vegetarian cause, often giving talks about cruelty to animals in the fur trade and whaling.  She has regularly given vegetarian cookery demonstrations and helped to set up the Vegetarian Society’s Cookery School. Pamela even took part in a World in Action documentary in the 1970s, which featured a village in Yorkshire who had agreed to go veggie for a week.
 
She says: “When I first became a veggie, there was very little understanding and a great deal of hostility towards vegetarianism, at the very least one was considered odd. My motives were very straightforward – after all the carnage of war, at least I could stop causing suffering to animals. The health aspect didn’t come into it!”
 
Many of the vegetarian and vegan recipes featured on her website are perfect for those cooking from a lockdown larder, including spicy vegetable paella, red lentil dahl and roasted cauliflower in tahini sauce.  She’s even created some special sweet treats using simple store cupboard ingredients, so if you’re in need of inspiration, why not check it out.
 
Pamela adds: “I was very lucky to have a completely new kitchen finished just about the day before lockdown started. It was a big job to get everything tidied away on my own, but I did a few things at a time - pushing them on a trolley. Now it is much easier for me than before.  I am mastering the new appliances and I even manage a bit of cooking.”
 

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