We are delighted to have now completed the fourth poster to make up our Alderley Edge Collection: Wienholts Bakery. Its shop, which was built in 1900, stands on the corner of London Road and Clifton Street – just two minutes walk from Alderley Edge station.
This family-run bakery can trace its history back to the 1860s, when a young confectioner called Ferdinand Wienholdt came to Britain from Lubeck in Germany and settled in Manchester. Five generations later the Wienholt family still runs the business and has been in its present premises for over 50 years.
The bakery shop only opens on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. But, as the Wienholt family and staff will be quick to point out, that’s not because they take Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. That’s just when they do their baking.
On their opening days it is not unusual to find queues of loyal customers waiting to buy Wienholts’ fine patisserie and traditional pies. If you should happen to come along at a busy time make sure you grab a numbered ticket. Otherwise you may never get to the front of the line. And of course make sure you admire our Great Brunel Railway poster on the wall facing the counter!
£10 from each poster will be donated to the two local good causes we are supporting in the village of Alderley Edge:
- St Philip & St James Church Restoration Appeal, and
- RVS Luncheon Club, which provides lunches twice a week for older people in Alderley Edge and its surrounding areas.
This poster is available in a limited edition of 150 giclée prints on 310gsm artist’s paper, individually numbered, embossed and signed by the artist.
They are available framed or unframed. Framed posters are professionally made with a 30mm wood surround – available in either matt black, matt white, or natural oak. All feature a pale cream mount. Overall size when framed is 75cm x 62cm (29.5ins x 24.5ins).