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Marie biscuit found after Blitz, 1941
 
   
Marie biscuit found after Blitz, 1941
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Brief Description: Marie biscuit found burnt but intact after an air raid, presumably in London, during World War II
Subject Date: 1939 - 1941
Creator: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: The Marie biscuit was first produced by Peek Frean in 1875. It was named after Princess Marie of Russia at the time of her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh, eldest son of Queen Victoria. Huntley & Palmers quickly brought out their own version of the Marie biscuit and it remained one of their top ten sellers well into the twentieth century.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: London
Dimensions: Diameter: 6.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, Blitz
Content Type: biscuit
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.518
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_518~1_557-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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