Whilst out and about with Vertigo Rod looking for new places to explore, we found our selfs in the small village of Hirwaun South Wales. As we was driving around, I remembered one of my favourite food stops had closed for business about 8 years previous, Ferraris Bakery so we decided to take a look, I knew it had closed abound 2008 so I wasn't expecting to see much or even expecting to see it still there in that case, as we approached I could see the old Ferraris factory shop sign and the building was still standing so we decided to go and take a look.
There wasn't a great deal left inside, two big ovens, two giant fridges and a few offices, the old bakery shop was almost unrecognisable, but its the not knowing whats inside these places that excites me and you never walk away feeling disappointed
You would be hard put to find somebody who has lived in South Wales in the past 75 years who has not heard of Ferrari's.
The bakery's logo, as well as its cakes and pastries are known to everyone. The business has bakeries on almost every high street, from Cardiff to Tonypandy, serving up everything from 'breakfast baps' to wedding cakes. Ferrari's has been offering good value, quality produce and providing quick affordable lunches to workers all over South Wales, for years. Sadly, for the people of the area, the company went in to administration before Christmas. I hope that a buyer is found as soon as possible to keep the bakery and shops open and, most importantly, secure the jobs of the workforce.On 19 December 2006, when the company announced it was going into administration, it cited falling sales and greater fuel costs for the decision. The firm employs around 600 workers all over South Wales