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Marsh and Baxter products on the move in the Fifties

By rob taylor  |  Posted: November 03, 2011

Old style delivery van.

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ROBERT Hill of Kingswinford is carrying out research into the well-known Brierley Hill meat products company, Marsh and Baxter Limited, whose products and butchers shops were so familair in and around the Black Country in the not too distant past.

Mr Hill has a particular interest in the company since his father drove their delivery vehicles for more than thirty years, and Mr Hill himself did a similar job for them in the 1960s.

He is compiling a short history of the Marsh and Baxter transport department, and as a result he has accumulated a good number of photographs, including the two he has sent us here. He would like to be able to identify the drivers, although this may be difficult in the photograph above, as their images are small.

These are very interesting photographs neverthless, and we wonder if they rekindle any memories for readers? Do you recognise the locations for instance? The photograph above appears to show a Marsh and Baxter promotional stand on the back of one of their lorries. Maybe it was its way to a trade fair or exhibition? Perched on top is the figure of a hefty pig, which seems to be pulling a cart laden with a large sausage! The side of the display is made up of joints of meat.

Let us know if either photograph ‘rings a bell’.

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  July 14 2012, 6:48PM

    I have just purchased a merryweather Firmans helmet and the badge on the front is for Mash and Baxter of Brierley Hill does anyone know anythig about this please. Many Thanks Kevin Shaddick

  • Black Country Bugle User  |  November 04 2011, 1:13PM

    I worked at the willenhall branch and then the Park st. Walsall branch the driver looks like Bill who used to deliver to Willenhall in those beautiful baskets and what a lovely aroma when they were opened sausage, brawn ,chaul liver sausage ,pies Mr.Vessey used to come and check up on us now and again and christmas it was old Mr Marsh his-self great memories Ken