The History of Kardomah Cafes

Welcome to what I hope will become a full record of the history of the Kardomah Cafe over the last 160 years.

The Manchester Kardomah by night   1940's.

I need your help......
 
I'm collecting your memories at: 
 
 
Lots of extra bits & bobs........
 








The story so far??

I have compiled a time line of events which has some gaps & assumptions which I need your help in filling in / correcting. Also I am interested in your memories & stories & interesting facts...... please drop me a line if you can help :-)



The Kardomah coffee story


The time line so far....

1845 - The Kardomah Coffee Company founded in Liverpool
1910c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Swansea
1915c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in London 186 Piccadilly
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in London 25 Cheapside
1920c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Birmingham New Street
1925c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Hull, Whitefriargate
1928c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Paris
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Manchester Memorial Hall in Albert Square
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Cardiff
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Manchester Market Street.
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Southport Lord Street
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Preston, Fishergate.
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Nottingham King Street
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Leeds Briggate.
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Newport ??? Street
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Preston ??? Street
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Derby ??? Street
1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Chester ??? Street
1930c - The Kardomah Gang forms made up of the various artists, musicians, poets and other writers, which frequented the               Kardomah Café on Swansea's High Street, most famous member Dylan Thomas. 
1945c - Kardomah celebrates its centenary
1947c - Brief Encounter uses a Kardomah Cafe to facilitate this bitter sweet love story.
1950c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Liverpool Stanley Street
1960c - The Beatles meet Brian Epstine at the "Kardomah"
1981c - The Cherry Boys release a single called "Kardomah Cafe"
1984c - The Kardomah Cafe opens in Sydney.
1998c - The Band "Kardomah" from South Wales is formed and Releases their first album
2008c - The Film Edge of love released about Dylan Thomas starring Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley
2014c - Kardomah 94 opens in Hull at the centre of the cities cultural life.
2015c - See's the end of the last Kardomah branded retail product Y1426.


   



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