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Employee checking Cornish wafers, around 1960
 
   
Employee checking Cornish wafers, around 1960
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Brief Description: A West Indian employee checks Cornish wafer biscuits on a conveyor belt at the Huntley & Palmers factory
Subject Date: 1950s
Publisher: Group Public Affairs at Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: After the Second World War Huntley & Palmers faced increasing competition from the other biscuit manufacturers. From the late 1950s onwards they began to launch large-scale advertising campaigns and in 1960 the Cornish Wafer was the focus of such a campaign. The success of the campaign is reflected in the fact that the Cornish Wafer was Huntley & Palmers best selling biscuit from 1954 to 1967 when it was finally overtaken by the Butter Osborne.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Huntley & Palmers Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 20.1cm, Width: 25.4cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, interior, conveyor belt
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.314
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_314~1_261-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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