A exhibition on one of Bath‘s most important retail businesses – Cater, Stoffell and Fortt – has just opened at the Museum of Bath at Work and will continue throughout the summer.
By the end of the 19th century the firm – a combination of three successful businesses- included a wine and spirit business, a cutlery shop, a delicatessen, a soft drinks factory, a restaurant, an outside catering business, a biscuit making factory (the sole manufacturer of the Bath Oliver biscuit), and a bottling plant for the city’s mineral water at the Roman Baths spring.
The store flourished until the 1970s when the firm was finally wound up.
The exhibition features interviews, photographs and a mountain of original artifacts from the firm’s history.
Admission to the exhibition is free with admission to the Museum of Bath at Work.
For more details contact Stuart Burroughs on 01225 318348 or email on email@example.com.