There is something rare to the side of the building, something I’ve not come across anywhere else on the street – an original sign.
The sign is for Scmidt’s Bakery which you will see occupied this premises until the First World War when most German owned businesses in England changed their names due to anti-German riots and brutal attacks. So Schmidt’s became Wilsons and from talking to the locals it remained so until the 1990’s, that’s almost one hundred years of baking.
To read the story of Scmidt’s/Wilson’s click here.
|1903||Mrs Amelia Schmidt||Baker|
|1904||Mrs Amelia Schmidt||Baker|
|1909||Mrs Amelia Schmidt||Baker|
|1915||Mrs Amelia Schmidt||Baker|
|1920||/||Wilson's Bakeries Ltd|
|1923||/||Wilson's Bakeries Ltd|
|1925||Wilson's Bakeries Ltd|
|1926||Wilson's Bakeries Ltd|
|1928||Wilson's Bakeries Ltd|