“Happiness is Bread Shaped” – Glossop Heritage group uncover 1966 footage of carnival…

Bruckshaw Bakery Glossop prepare for Carnival 1966

Mike Brown of Glossop Heritage group is very pleased to have unearthed this rare piece of film dating from 1966. It  makes an important addition to the collection of Midlands films in the Full Circle project. The footage shows the bakers from Bruckshaw’s Bakery  making preparations for the 1966 carnival and decorating their float.

The Bakers from Bruckshaw Bakery Glossop in 1966

It was quite common in the 60s for local tradespeople to take part in carnival and use the opportunity to advertise their wares. Special point of sale boards were often commissioned and used each year.

The Bruckshaw Bakery float - Carnival time 1966

Another group interested in the  history of Glossop are the Glossop and District Historical Society – established in 1966. It aims ‘to protect and preserve the historical record of Glossop, and to undertake research into the history of the area.’

The Society meets for  lectures  on the last Friday of months from September to April (except December) at 7.30 in the Central Methodist Church room. New members are most welcome.

The annual membership fee of the society is £5. For further details please contact Dr John Smith 01457 853020. Forthcoming lectures are below:

February 25th Melandra Castle the development of a Pennine Roman Fort  M.J.Wild

March 25th Films from Glossop Heritage Archives Mike Brown



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