Beamish Open Air Museum in plea for broken biscuit supplier

By Culture24 Staff | 14 June 2010
a photo of a basket of biscuits on a shop counter

The broken biscuits on the counter of the Co-op at Beamish

Beamish Open Air Museum in County Durham is on the look out for a supplier of broken biscuits for the Edwardian display in their Annfield Plain Co-op after visitors expressed regret that they couldn’t buy a ‘bag of broken biscuits’.

Staff have recently resorted to breaking selections from their mouth-watering range of classic tasty biscuits – ranging from custard creams to garibaldi – and re-packing them in paper bags just as they would have been in the early 1900s, then selling them over the counter in the Co-op Grocery shop.

But it’s only temporary solution. A spokesperson for the Museum said: “Somewhere in the North East, there must be a biscuit company with the right kinds of broken biscuits. Maybe they’d like to get in touch – Beamish doesn’t need tons, just a steady, reliable supply at a reasonable price, so that thousands of visitors can go home happy.”

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