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  • Description:  It was through Scotsmen that Elliot’s Bakery was started and like so many firms in Nairobi began from adversity and a chance remark. Mrs M. S. Elliot went to South Africa as a bride before the Boer War, where her daughter was born during the siege of Ladysmith. The war ended, her husband joined the Uganda Railway in 1903 and in Nairobi was reputed to be something of a drunkard. To earn some money of her own, Mrs Elliot made a few extra haggis at Hogmanay and from a casual encouraging remark from a resident Scot, her destiny changed. He begged her to make more Highland specialties and she was soon producing flapjacks, scones, shortbread and griddlecakes. This was in a kitchen so small that it was more like a cupboard than a room in a shanty of the railway quarters. When she could no longer cope with lack of space, she moved to Duke Street and opened Elliot’s Tea Room. Custom increased; a professional baker was brought out from Scotland. To this day, though it no longer belongs to the family, Elliot’s is one of Nairobi’s largest bakeries.
  • ID:  549
  • Pixels:  1241x1768
  • Filesize:  0.93MB
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