Centenary Barbecue at Empire Mills

On July 24th we celebrated our centenary with a barbecue for employees and former employees in the garden at Empire Mills

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The mill garden was the perfect setting for celebrating the company’s 100th year in manufacturing. With the looms switched “off” the afternoon was spent playing Boules and Giant Jenga. A Coconut Shy and game of Quoits completed the old fashioned English theme.

In celebratory mood we launched the first ever ‘Great Alfred Brown Bake Off’. The competition attracted experienced and first time bakers.
Judges, Andrea and Sam Brown tasted and deliberated at length the great many celebration cakes, biscuits and brownies before eventually delivering their verdict. First prizes were awarded to the Perching Team for their fantastic creation complete with rolls of fabric and a perch made from icing. Joint first prize also went to Jane from the Mending Department for Best Tasting Cake.

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