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The London Street bakery, about 1850
 
   
The London Street bakery, about 1850
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Brief Description: Reproduction of a watercolour of Huntley & Palmers original shop front in London Street
Subject Date: Around 1850
 
Full Description: This image is a later artist's idealised impression of the London Street bakery that Joseph Huntley started in 1822; it also shows one of the famous handcarts that the company used to deliver biscuits around the town. After George Palmer opened his new factory on the King's Road in 1846, the original shop remained open until 1861. The original building has since been demolished but the current building is marked with a blue plaque.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: London Street, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 51.0cm, Width: 39.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, advertising, environment <buildings>, building
Content Type: poster
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.59.1
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_59_1~1_072-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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