These old 1970s Milanda Bakeries Inglis photos were taken by my Dad Humphrey Beacom in and around Lisnaskea, shortly after he had started working for Inglis bakeries in the early 1970s.
The company used old bread carts pulled by horses to promote the launch of their Big T loaf which was subtly advertised on the side of the carts.
The loaf was ultimately not a commercial success though I feel that this may have been because it was a bit ahead of time. I was only 5 or 6 years old at the time, but I remember it being quite a soft airy loaf, more of the consistency which you would find in in-store bakeries of large supermarkets nowadays.
And a glimpse inside the old Inglis bread cart.
I don’t have names to put to the faces in the pictures, as my Dad passed away in 1999 aged just 58. If you know any of the names I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know in the comments below this post or over on the Recipe Boffin Facebook page, so I can share them here.
Sorry some of the faces aren’t very clear, but I posted them anyhow as they are too precious just to be left in a box packed away somewhere for another 50 years.
And last, but not least, the photographer – an old pic I love of Dad in the 1960s.
Thanks to Old Lisnaskea Past and Present sharing this post, I’ve been able to add some more names to faces here. If you have any connection to Lisnaskea head over to their Facebook page and like and follow their lovely posts. You never know what gems you might find on there!
My new book The Sensitive Human is now available everywhere on Amazon. Hardly surprising, Dad’s a central figure in the book too, opening the scene in the Prologue which begins in the strawberry fields, March 1967. It’s a long story…