J.Sainsbury's Famous Pies

1920s pie box lid.
1920s pie box lid (117 Kb).

1922 window display, tunbridge wells.
1922 window display, Tunbridge Wells. (115Kb).

This pie box lid dates from the 1920s. The pie it contained would have been made in Sainsbury's kitchens at Blackfriars, London.

The 'famous' meat pies were displayed unwrapped on the cooked meats counter and placed in cardboard boxes for presentation to the customer. Sainsbury's continued to manufacture its own pies until 1972.

close up of the pie boxes in the 1922 window display, tunbridge wells.
Close up of the window display left.

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Copyright J Sainsbury plc, 2001.