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    Soho, London.

    A bakery in Soho started by Madame Floris hand makes and oven bakes various sweet breads. Various shots of sweet milk dough being plaited and rolled out. Various shots as they make a big wheat sheaf loaf, the bread is placed in an oven. A boy stretches pastry over the sides of a big table to make it wafer thin for apple strudel, he cuts a square and holds it up, it is filled and wrapped for baking. Various shots of sugar solution solidifying into strands similar to wool, a baker collects it and puts it round the sweet bread.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:17:48:00 / 01:20:50:00
    CP 599
    Sort Number:
    CP 599
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    Untitled Viewspace 1960s Bakeries 1966 GBB
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "A bakery in Soho" - the bakery was located on Brewer Street.

    "Madame Floris" referred to was Maria Floris.

  2. willstevens@talktalk says

    I worked at Floris`s bakery as a 15 year old in 1951. I saw the Festival of Britain being
    built. I used to walk through the site every morning and evening. Madam as we had to call
    her was a very refined lady. She appeared to be tall as she was so slim. She came round
    every morning to inspect the goods we were making. She called me her little chef. There
    were three of us boys, me Billie who was a bit of a ladies man, and Jack, who was the son
    of Mr. Harris the foreman. We got up to all sorts of mischief. As the saying goes in the
    bakery. One boy`s a boy, two boy`s half a boy, three boy`s no boy. My first blunder the
    first day, was to point out I hadn`t been given a pinny. PINNY? Men don`t wear pinnies
    they wear aprons. My first job was to learn to pipe meringues for Marks and Spencers.
    They had cafes before they had food halls. That`s all for now. Bill

  3. Debbie Ryan says

    I worked at The House of Floris in the early 1970\'s. Christopher Floris was a true gentleman. I met Maria Floris a true Lady. Mr Floris employed people from every corner of the world every culture and religion. What a happy place it was. Ena was Irish. Xaviour was Spanish. Sarah was Jewish. Enma my best friend was from Venezuela. Adrian was English. I started in the bakery moved to chocolate making then on to the packing the shop and the offices. How sad this era has gone. These were the happiest days of my life and would so love to reconnect with previous staff from Floris. Everyone was treated as an equal age and race and religion was never an issue. If only we could turn back time!

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