What will have happened to these items in say 50 years?
Perhaps some may have been kept in households and later appeared on the 2060 version of BBC's "Antiques Road show", "Cash in the Attic" or "Flog it".
Maybe one or two might well end up in a museum . Stranger things happened!
Click for Half Moon Bay – Robert Opie Gifts and Housewares
The Founding sponsors of the museum include Vodafone, McVities, Twinings, Kellogg's, Cadbury ,Diageo and PI Global.
The museum is located in a delightful West London cobbled mews on the Ladbroke grove/Notting hill borders.
Certain products’ dominance has been diminished.
I am not a smoker myself , but I was astounded by the plethora of brands of cigarettes during the first half of twentieth century on display.
The graphics, fonts and designs however have subtly changed and been refreshed over the years.
Photo of postcard from Robert Opie Colection
Not all the exhibits are of consumable products.
As the current coalition government in Britain is dealing with the financial problems of the country certain cuts are being proposed to public services such as possible closure of certain libraries.
“YOUR BOOKS ARE WANTED FOR THE SERVICES – FOR BLITZED LIBRARIES –FOR SALVAGE”
There was a notice to retailers to be displayed in the shops .
“IN CONSEQUENCE OF AN ORDER MADE UNDER THE DEFENCE REGULATIONS, SHOPKEEPERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SUPPLY ANY ARTICLE OF FOOD IN EXCESS OF A CUSTOMER’S NORMAL REQUIREMENTS.”
Photo of postcard from Robert Opie Collection
The Ad ran
REALISATION it’s … FRY’s
There is a section devoted to the evolution of packaging such as cartons, Cans/Tins, right through to today’s recyclable and sustainable methods.
The trail of the exhibition finished in a small tea room/shop where a loop of TV ads from the past is run.
Go and visit this museum it's terrific!
“ Boom Boom Boom Boom .. Esso Blue”
“You can be sure of Shell”
“For mash get smash” for those of a certain generation who remember the
“Any time, any place any where .. that’s Martini. The Right One"
Homepride's “ Grade grains make finer flour”
Click for Museum of Brands
Museum of Brands
2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road,
Notting Hill, London, W11 2AR