Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat
This is the place where Brummies used to chat about Birmingham old and new along with anything else that interests us.
We have Quizzes, Pizzas, Local History, News, Politics, Wedding Cake, Plum Pudding, Champagne, Easter Eggs and, above all, Respect for our fellow members.
, Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:32 pm
As you know I come from a different part of Birmingham, but I still know of Hardings Bakery. In fact I quite liked their bread. Although I have to say Hawley's was my preferred daily slice. You can just make out Hardings frontage on the right of this photo.
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, Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:55 am
In think Birmingham Central Library would have most of them on record. After all I have only collected them from books and off the web over the years. Although I have made an effort to collect non copyrighted photos I have no doubt that there are one or two copyrighted photos intermingled among them. Which gives me no rights to think of them as a collection.
Another smell I remember was KUNZLES cake factory. my sister worked for them when it was at Five Ways. She tranferred sometime in the sixties to Garretts Green. My mother worked for them for a few years. They had a factory shop and for just a couple of bob you could eat yourself sick, I did once or twice. I well remember their Cakelets and City Fingers. They also had a range called Showboats, I wasn't keen on them. They also did loads of work for Marks and Spencers. The building is still there, it's now the HRS Business Park SB
, Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:19 pm
I have never been a cake eater or a pudding eater either. I don't know why because some cakes an confectioneries look absolutely lovely. I know I can't stand the fillings, sponge, marzipan and fresh cream also that crumbly white stuff they all make me heave.
My wife loves it though because whenever we go out to a function and its a set meal she gets an extra pudding. She absolutely hates it if there is an ice cream alternative, because I will have that.
Hi denise I take it as I think your mum was living in Sheldon when she worked at Kunzles, she worked at the Garretts Green Factory. I am guessing that it opened around the early 1960's. She may have known my mum. Although I know many people worked there. It was a great loss to the locality when it closed. SB