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warwick

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Chowen's Cake Shops
« on: June 22, 2009, 12:02:10 AM »
Any one with information ( preferably photos) on any of the Chowen's Ltd Cake shops In West Brom or the South of Brum, please let me details, as I am trying to add more meat to the family history.

Phil

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Re: Chowen's Cake Shops
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 10:03:04 AM »
Hi Warwick

I have to admit I had never heard of Chowens cakes. So I looked them up in Kelly's Directory for 1950.

This is what I found listed. Cowens & Co Bakery 599 Bearwood Rd Smethwick (would this be the West Brom one) and Chowens & Co Bakery 108 High St Kings Heath (south Birmingham).

I hope this helps you.

Phil
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Re: Chowen's Cake Shops
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 08:45:42 PM »
Hi Warwick,

I remember the Chowen's cake shop in King's Heath in the 1950s and 1960s. It was on the corner of High Street and York Road, opposite the Hare & Hounds pub.  They did great cream cakes and nice cottage loaves.  Can't remember when it closed but here is a picture of the premises in 2005.  It is the buidling with the tower, next to British Heart Foundation shop.  I will check to see if I can find any period shots of the cake shop.

Regards,

Brian

warwick

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Re: Chowen's Cake Shops
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 11:54:34 PM »
Thanks for the recent photo O0 . Any luck with the older ones?

9teen48

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Re: Chowen's Cake Shops
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 10:44:42 AM »
Hi Warwick,
 
See my reply on the Old Pictures of King's Heath thread.  I am still looking, but if you can, please let me know the period when your family had the KH shop and I'll dig into it.
 
Brian

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Re: Chowen's Cake Shops
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 09:44:30 PM »
I donít know if youíre still interested in this subject.  Chowens lived in Dartmouth Street.  Their daughter Sandra or Zandra was my motherís best friend. 

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Re: Chowen's Cake Shops
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 12:34:45 AM »
Hi Lily C,
Thanks for your interesting comment.  It has been some years since this topic was active, but yes, I am still very interested in any information relating to the old shops in Kings Heath.  I passed the KH Chowens shop on my way to and from school in the 1950s and my Nan used to buy a box of cream cakes there to take to her sister in Redditch when we went to visit. We usually bought a cottage loaf from Chowens at the weekend.  Happy days.

Can you recall anything else about the family and any of their shops ?
Brian