I love looking back at years gone by and the AGA cooker provides the perfect opportunity to do so, its own lifespan mirroring so many momentous events.
That’s why yesterday I was at RAF Cosford in the Midlands at a jubilee pageant designed to celebrate achievements within Shropshire, both current and over the Queen’s reign.
Indeed the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh joined crowds of around 20,000, touring the RAF museum and airfield before watching a fabulous jubilee procession.
And, of course, the AGA cooker was there – Shropshire is, after all, where it is still made today. In one of the hangars, there was a wonderful display stand built around two impressive kitchen roomsets, one decidedly retro and one very modern.
I loved both and came away with lots of inspiration as I turn my attentions to my own kitchen at AGA Towers, which is in need of a little sprucing up to show my own AGA cooker at its best.