KPF has reworked its proposals for the £500 million Bermondsey biscuit factory scheme after its original plans were rejected by the local council over its lack of affordable housing In May, the London Mayor called in the 6.2ha scheme near Bermondsey Tube station after Southwark councillors unanimously voted against it. CGI image of the proposed development on the site of the former Peek Freans Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey The Duke of Westminster’s property group has revised its £500m plans for Bermondsey’s former Peek Freans Biscuit Factory after being rejected for not providing enough affordable homes. Originally based in the Docklands, James Peek & George Hender Frean moved to Dockhead in Bermondsey in 1857 and 1861, the company started exporting biscuits to Australia and later to other overseas destinations. Grosvesnor Estates bought the Biscuit Factory site in Bermondsey in 2013. Heavy machinery and workers in the factory, including men women and children. lyons-family.co.uk/Lyons/bermondsey-history/Bermondsey-1850-1939.htm Peek Frean and Co Biscuit Works. Roush invited ex-workers back to Peek Freen and has run a series of events celebrating the history of Biscuit Town. "—Scott. Peek Freans is the name of a former biscuit making company based in Bermondsey, London, which is now a global brand of biscuits and related confectionery owned by various food businesses.Owned but not marketed in the UK, Europe and USA by De Beauvoir Biscuit Company, in Canada the brand is owned by Mondelēz International, whilst in Pakistan the brand is owned by English Biscuit Manufacturers. BERMONDSEY (continued).—THE ABBEY, &c. The sacred taper's lights are gone, Grey moss has clad the altar-stone, The holy image is o'erthrown, The bell has ceased to toll: The long-ribb'd aisles are burst and shrunk, The holy shrine to ruin sunk, Departed is the pious monk; God's blessing on his soul! Police sent officers to the headquarters of all four major political parties – Labour, Conservatives, Lib Dems, and Greens – … But London has its fair share of biscuit history too, not least at Peek Freans in Bermondsey. Peek Freans closed in 1989, the college left in 2013 and the site is currently occupied by a variety of businesses and offices. The Peek Frean and Co biscuit factory provided Bermondsey and Rotherhithe with a major source of employment until it closed in 1989 and for decades the area was known as Biscuit Town. Two people have been arrested after a paint attack on the Green Party HQ in Bermondsey’s Biscuit Factory yesterday. Lantern Slide. Peek Freans Biscuit Museum Bermondsey. The total site combines the former homes of biscuit manufacturer Peek Freans and the former Bermondsey campus of Lewisham and Southwark FE College. This weekend, the factory is hosting a mock emergency food distribution. Christmas Pudding Race The Biscuit Factory.
Known for their fun and interactive performances, The Wedge Brothers cover most classic rock tunes with a wide-range of music that stretches from the Beatles and Eagles, to Jimmy Buffet and Van Morrison, and to Green Day and the Stone Temple Pilots!
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This very talented singer and a good friend to all of us in the band is celebrating her birthday today! She has graced us with her presence on stage many times over the years, always raising our performance and sound to a newer and better level!
In addition, she has included Jack and Tom from The Wedge in some of her musical projects, including Sideshow and Kelly Sheehan and the Strays, and we have wonderful memories from all of those gigs!
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4 weeks ago
Rock N Roll Thanksgiving from The Wedge Brothers Group!
We know 2020 #sucked but we hope this finds you all safe, healthy and thankful for many blessings! Have a great holiday from the boys in the band!
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One year ago (yesterday) The Band celebrated our 20 years of performing! Too bad this year slowed way down for gigs, but we still appreciate all of the love and great memories with our friends!
Here's to 2021! 🙂
Great Vid of Kelly Sheehan singing too!
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Shot from the stage by the very talented professional in both video/camera and bass guitar, Mr. Darrell Craig Harris during one of our St. Patrick Day Gigs a few years ago at Three Angry Wives Irish Pub!
Apparently, he can do both at the same time 🙂
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