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Liverpuddlian Food Icon Closes

Via The Guardian "Shoppers in their dozens lining the streets for pork pies, potato cakes, a ribbon-tied box of meringues or fabled Bavarian slices (mouth-watering masterpieces of vanilla custard, jam, fondant and exquisite puff pastry) is something else again.

Such were the incongruous scenes set against the backdrop of a cool, sunny autumn day outside shops across north Liverpool at the weekend as the independent, family-run bakers Satterthwaites finally gave in to economic pressures, closing with the loss of 70 jobs.

The final day's trading came 102 years after the family opened its first shop in King Street, Southport."

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