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Edmonds baking powder factory

Edmonds baking powder factory

Thomas Edmonds founded a baking products business in Christchurch in 1879, and later built a factory in the industrial section of Ferry Road in Woolston. With its prominent slogan and beautiful gardens, the factory became a landmark. It is depicted on the front of the Edmonds cookery book, which became immensely popular with home cooks throughout New Zealand. Amidst much controversy, the factory was demolished in 1990.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - South Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015