Tin Plate Sign – Fry’s Breakfast Cocoa
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Tin plate signs (such as this one) advertising various products were a common sight on railway station platforms in the United Kingdom in the last century.
This one is probably something of a rarity and given that the product seems to have been endorsed by Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, that would date it to the early 1900s.
The company, J.S.Fry & Sons was founded by Joseph Fry in 1759. In the 20th century they produced some of England’s favourite chocolate treats including Fry’s Turkish Delight and Fry’s Chocolate Cream (still available today). In 1919, Fry’s were merged with Cadbury’s and in 2010 Cadbury’s were swallowed up by the enormous Kraft Corporation, who make numerous food products including processed cheese (yuk).
Pictured at Toddington station on the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire Railway
Date: 27th May 2014.
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