Before I left school, I did a Saturday morning job at the Crown Steam Bakery in Golden Hillock Road, (owned by Wimbush's)This is rapidly becoming mental torture !!! Beginning to think I wish I hadn't found this site. Mike
Hi JerryI've been trying for some time to find info about Wimbush Bakery in Small heath.
In it's time it must have been one of the biggest bakeries in Brum but there doesn't seem to be anything at all on the web so I think my only hope of info is through former workers or their families,. Any info at all would be appreciated.
An atmospheric photo to coin a phrase. Wimbush's is closed so presumably a Sunday, or did they close early on Saturday? Dating would be a guess and my guess is at the beginning of WW2. The street furniture looks freshly painted with white bands ad the tramcar (car 524 built 1912/13 and lasting to 1950/3) in pre 1946 livery, has a white fender but no headlamp masking.
I remember Matt very well I did the night trunk to M P Stourbridge and Champion Dudley.I used to fetch your dads Sun from Station Street on my way back to the bakery.I think that he did a week about with Tony Baker.A great man who was a Blues supporter as well happy days.Hi. Not sure if anyone out there remembers my father. He was a production manager there and lived and breathed Wimbush. His name was Matt King