Kennedy's Bakery Hot Plate Production

Details

Location

Kennedy's, Beechmount, west Belfast

Year

1962

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

black and white, colour

Length

23min 55sec

Audio

silent

Courtesy

Father Hugh Kennedy

Rights Holder

Father Hugh Kennedy

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Description

Baked for the family by the family bakery, this colourful film shows us what made Kennedy's a Belfast institution.

Amongst Belfast's oldest bakeries, the Kennedy family had been involved in baking in the city as far back as 1793. For decades the bakery in Beechmount, in west Belfast, was one of the major employers in the area. The arrival of major supermarkets and demand for cut-price bread saw Kennedy's close its doors in 1998. Here, however, you can relive the Kennedy's heyday, when it daily produced a delectable bounty of breads and much-loved delicacies such as Paris buns.

 

Notes

This film comes from the collection of National Museums NI.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Filmed by Hugh P. Kennedy

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