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BISCUIT TOWN: MEET MR PALMER

Discover the story of Reading's biscuit heritage
September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Drop-in. No need to book!

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Date:
September 1
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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A man dressed as a Victorian Mr Palmer holding a biscuit tin standing in front of the Huntley & Palmers building in Reading

As we continue to celebrate 200 years of Huntley & Palmers in Reading during the summer holidays, join us at The MERL to meet Mr George Palmer, proprietor of the famous biscuit manufacturers. He’ll be around to meet and chat to you throughout the day and there’ll also be a chance to enjoy a short performance at 11am and again at 2pm.

Mr Palmer will also be at Reading Museum Friday 2nd September.

READING BISCUIT TOWN 200

2022 marks 200 years since Joseph Huntley opened his first baker’s shop at 72 London Street, Reading. This moment marked the beginning of a business that would become world-famous, revolutionising biscuit-making across the globe like never before, and transforming Reading’s business and biscuit heritage forever: Huntley & Palmers.

To mark 200 years since Joseph Huntley opened his first baker’s shop in the town, this year, Reading is re-discovering its biscuit heritage with a series of events and activities across the town. Discover details of the town-wide programme on the Visit Reading website.

The MERL and Reading Museum are drawing on our Huntley & Palmers collections to offer a joint programme of events, as part of Museums Partnership Reading, and funded by Arts Council England.

Museums Partnership Reading.