Bunzl and Biach (British) Ltd gates. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Bunzl and Biach (British) Ltd gates. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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Two wooden gates with the name 'Bunzl and Biach (British) Ltd.' painted on the left hand gate. The 'British' is probably to counter post-war anti-German feeling. Nonetheless, someone has painted a swastika on the right hand gate. The firm manufactured paper products such as cigarette filters. Its Jewish owners fled Austria during the 1930s and rebuilt their business in London. It is now the multinational distribution company Bunzl plc.

Fred Wilfred worked as Chief Photographer for Hawker Siddeley Aviation during the 1950s. In 1963 he started his own commercial and portrait studio in Hampton Hill. Wilfred was a member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and a founder member of the London Portrait Group. Acclaimed for his portraiture and wedding photography, his documentary work, like this photograph, has remained largely unseen.




1955 AD - 1965 AD

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