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The Queen’s Biscuits

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In 1862 Alfred Romary began baking at 26 Church Road in Tunbridge Wells, now Romary House. The Royal Warrant for hand made biscuits continued to our present Queen. The final batch was for Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana in 1981. Only this ceramic has the rich brown frontage with a 22ct gold title plus a unique main window and green wall foliage.

 E H Shepard from Winnie the Pooh and other illustrators designed Christmas tins such as the Victorian Pantiles here.

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Hazle Ceramics
The Queen’s Biscuits
Unique prototype for LP30
on Tunbridge Wells
Added etched plaque with
Royal Arms and 22ct gold
Marilyn researched this for a Cyber Signing 3 painting

 With a 1500s oak frame, this facade is from the 1700s. The bakery was once in the basement with a shop above.

 A Romary’s woodcut bearing Queen Victoria’s Royal arms. Since her accession to the throne in 1837 they have not been changed by any monarch.

Tunbridge Wells Wafers
Alfred’s first biscuits were his most famous and sold all over the world. Always made with butter, they were rolled to wafer thinness by hand on marble tops. Most biscuits came in tins but the store sold bags of broken ones on Fridays. As on the ceramic, archives describe the large mahogany counter displaying the Royal orders, the white cane chairs and walls lined with many mirrors. Moving to Glasgow in the 1900s, these biscuits were ill-suited for modern production methods.

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 The Pantiles, named after clay paving from Queen Anne in 1700 after her son fell in mud, were replaced by stone slabs in 1800. This tree-lined, colonnaded area grew up near the spa spring found in 1606.

 Victoria at 57, two months before visiting Romary’s in 1876. She also became Empress of India in that year.

 The Lion and Unicorn have been on the Royal arms since King James I in 1603. Scotland has its own version of this.

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