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Saturday 23 April 2005 9.56am
they're talking about them on R4 now (Home Truths)

...if you press it, they will come.
Saturday 23 April 2005 10.28am
The day the world comes to an end, they'll be talking about biscuits on Home Truths.
Saturday 23 April 2005 11.23am
and quite rightly so

...if you press it, they will come.
Saturday 23 April 2005 4.09pm
Regular listeners will know that the Bourbon biscuit has hogged a lot of the Home Truths limelight over the last few weeks.
Have a 'Peek' at the biscuit appreciation society --:

I haven't been listening since recently . Some programs just don't seem to be the same after
a long time presenter changes. Take Brief Lives on 5Live on a sunday morning. Adebayos voice grates.

There is something strangely comforting about familiarity, like the shipping forecast and
Sailing By --:

Monday 25 April 2005 9.58am
I always want to call them Freak Peans ...

And if you have finished 'Don't drop the coffin' you might remember the story about comings and goings in the Peak Freak factory loos ...

Thereby hangs a tail [sic ... yes, very!]
Tuesday 26 April 2005 1.37pm
Weren't thet made down the road here? I remember years ago when I had a job measuring roads that all round Lynton Road smelled of custard creams and borbons. And big ta to Phoney for Sailing By - been after that for yonks.
Tuesday 26 April 2005 2.30pm
I had a few old tins up on ebay a couple of years ago, including a little Peek Frean sample tin, and it was bought by the curator of the Pumphouse Museum, which holds lots of archive stuff and artefacts from the Peak Freans factory.

The Web site is and you can click on the 'Peek Frean' link on the left hand side to get a bit more history and some reminiscences - the area was known as Biscuit Town when the factory was at its peak (peek?).

Looks like an interesting spot for a visit, with a lot more local history, natural history and archeology stuff to look at.

The Pumphouse Educational Museum
Lavender Pond and Nature Park,
Lavender Road, Rotherhithe

(no connection etc etc)
Tuesday 26 April 2005 2.30pm
Yes. That's why I put the post up (coz they're local).

James had a recent link re Southwark council "peoples" blue plaques, and one of the suggestions was PF's.

...if you press it, they will come.

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 26 April 2005 2.32pm by Ivanhoe.

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