jueves, 15 de junio de 2017

@Regrann from @twmuseum - For #NationalBiscuitDay we take a look at Romary’s – world famous producer of biscuits based in Tunbridge Wells from 1862-1957. Alfred Romary set up the business in 1862 at 26 Church Road as a “Water cake maker”. He introduced the “Tunbridge Wells Wafer” which was described as the perfect accompaniment to a morning glass of wine. Its popularity spread quickly through London where the biscuits were supplied to Fortnum & Mason and Harrods. When Queen Victoria stayed in Tunbridge Wells in 1872 she sent for some of the famous wafers and continued to be a regular customer. In 1884 Romary's was granted the Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty. The biscuits were even sent to Macy's of New York, and English travellers abroad were often surprised to see Romary biscuits in shop windows in Belgium, Paris, Jerusalem, and the Dominions! In 1935 Romary’s was bought by Rowntree's who moved the manufacture of “Tunbridge Wells Biscuits” to Glasgow in 1957. - #regrann

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