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Biscuit Showcase

By london_euan Last edited 145 months ago
Biscuit Showcase

peekfrean.jpgEverybody likes biscuits, maybe some people a little too much, but at least one biscuit company will have a dedicated exhibition about it at The Pumphouse Educational Museum in Rotherhithe, south-east London.

Peek Frean and Co, a Bermondsey based biscuit company which closed down in 1989 after 123 years trading, is to be clebrated for the part it played in the community and it's place in biscuit history.

The display will show off previously unseen biscuit memorabilia, interviews with former employees and even a "smell pod", whatever that is. In it's heyday the Peek and Frean factory even had it's own documentary.

Also for Londonist at least, the highlight of the exhibition will be a 6 foot cake made for Queen Elizabeth II's wedding, which brings up loads of questions, mainly about why nobody ate it.

Hopefully it will be because there were plenty more, or it was to show off the company's craftmanship and not for consumption, as opposed to one of those weird things where people keep things way longer than they should, like when Jimmy Saville showed Louis Theroux all of his dead mothers dresses he'd kept.

Last Updated 08 February 2005