News - End of Sweet Rationing - Batger's - Clapham Common, London
Eager hands of London children stretch out for sweets which were not only off the ration but were being distributed for free. The hand-out was at the front gates of Batger's, the confectioner manufacturers, at Clapham Common, London, when the firm gave away sweets to celebrate derationing. Rationing of sweets, introduced almost 11 years, ended at midnight. *Scan from print. Hi-res version available on request.
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Royalty - Princess Elizabeth Christening - London
The top tier of Princess Elizabeth wedding cake is being used for the official cake for the Royal Christening. McVitie & Price, who made the wedding cake with a silver cradle, which holds a miniature doll dressed in christening robes, pelisse and bonnet by the Royal School of Needlework. PICTURE SHOWS: The top-piece of the prince's christening cake receiving final touches by Irene Podd, of Harlesden, London, at McVitie & Price Works, Harlesden. She has assisted in the manufacture of all cakes which the firm has supplied to the Royal Family since the christening for H.R.H.Princess Elizabeth and including her wedding cake.
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Royalty - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Katharine Worsley Wedding - London
Mr Cyril Brown at work on the 3-tier, 105lb cake which was presented by a well known firm of London caterers for the wedding at York of Miss Katherine Worsley and the Duke of Kent. The cake, which is five feet in height took two men six weeks to make. Decorated with delicate tracery in sugar, the cake incorporates the couple's new Coat of Arms, hand painted in sugar panels on the base tier. The middle tier bears a St George and the Dragon motif and the Yorkshire rose and the monograms of the bride and groom - E in pale blue and K in pink - appear on the top tier. This is not the official wedding cake.