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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 site is still under construction, and is being populated as an when  I get chance, so please bear with me....
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 & assuptions which I need your help in filling in / correcting. Also I am interested in your memoroies & stories & intersting 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

1925c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Hull

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 ??? Street

1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Southport Lord Street

1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Preston ??? Street

1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Nottingham King Street

1929c - A Kardomah Cafe opens in Leeds ??? Street

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 centinery

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