Like many people I had often pondered on its origins, and only recently discovered it had been built by a baker who gave his name to part of what is now Needham Avenue.
This was a Mr Walworth who had started up in business at the beginning of the 20th century relocating from Great Ancoats Street.
And now with the help of Sanda Hapgood I can add another chapter in the story because by 1934 it was run by P Parker who had branches across south Manchester.
But as this advert in the parish magazine shows Needham Avenue was the office and factory where it was all produced.
Picture, P Parker, Needham Avenue, from the St Clements’s Parish Magazine, courtesy of Sandra Hapgood