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Jack Bryant, 1950s
 
   
Jack Bryant, 1950s
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Brief Description: Jack Bryant, head of Huntley & Palmers cake icing department
Subject Date: 1950s
 
Full Description: Jack Bryant was the son of William Bryant, who had also been the head of the Cake Icing Department. In 1947 Jack Bryant worked for three weeks, including weekends, to ice the royal wedding cake for the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The cake was originally designed to weigh 400lb but Buckingham Palace requested a reduced 'Austerity' cake of only 195lb! Jack Bryant demonstrated his art for BBC television in 1954 in a programme called 'Sculpture in Sugar'. At the time he had worked for Huntley & Palmers for 41 years. His father had decorated cakes for Huntley & Palmers for 62 years.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Cake Icing Department, Biscuit Factory, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 20.5cm, Length: 15.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, working life
Name Subject: Jack Bryant
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.538.9
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_538_9~1_336-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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