AJ Millman Bakery Colac owned by Neville Beechey Colac Victoria Australia.

HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HAVE A LOOK AND READ.I HAVE  JUST CLEANED THE TWO CHIMNEYS OUT AND RE POINTED ALL THE BRICK S TO THE CHIMNEYS, THE OVENS ARE IN VERY GOOD ORDER AND THEY ARE  OVER THREE SQUARE METERS EACH IN SIZE, I THINK THERE HAVE TO BE A FEW CLAY FIRE BRICKS REPLACED,I HAVE NOT FIRED THEM UP SINCE I HAD THE CHIMNEYS RE POINTED I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT ONE IS A SCOTCH OVEN AND ONE IF A FURNACE OVEN, BUT THEY BOTH LOOK THE SAME TO ME ,ONLY ONE IS A BIT HIGHER AND DEEPER TO THE OTHER.ONE OF THE CHIMNEYS IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE OTHER AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD ,THAT THIS IS FOR THE AIR FLOW.THE BAKERY WAS BUILT BY A MR.A.J. MILLMAN, OVER HUNDRED YEARS AGO  AND WAS LEASED TO ANOTHER FAMILY FROM ABOUT 1960 TO 1980 AND THEN THEY MOVED AND LEFT THE BAKERY FOR YEARS.WHEN I PURCHASED THE BUILDING I DID NOT WANT TO CHANGE IT AT ALL AND THE ORIGINAL BAKERY LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME AS FROM A PHOTO IN 1910.IT IS TWO STORY AND HAS ENOUGH ROOM TO STORE ABOUT NINE MONTH OF FLOUR IN THOSE. DAYS IN 1910 THEY USED 62 STANDARD SACK OF FLOUR 150 LBS EACH AND SOME TEN HANDS ARE BUSILY EMPLOYED,THIS WAS IN 1910 WHICH I ACQUIRED  IN A BOOK ABOUT COLAC PRINTED IN 1910.MR CLIVE MILLMAN IS STILL ALIVE AND I HAVE HAD A BIT OF A CHAT TO HIM ABOUT HOW THE OVENS WORKED.THE OVEN CAST IRON OVEN DOORS HAVE ABOVE THEM

C BROTHERS AND SONS 

OVEN BUILDERS ABBOTSFORD

AND I WOULD BE VERY PLEASED IF ANY ONE KNOWS THE HISTORY OF THIS FIRM??PLEASE E-MAIL [email protected]

for more information and photos, many thanks from NEVILLE BEECHEY. THIS OLD BAKERY IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE FOOD BLOCK AND TAKE AWAYS ABOUT 12 SHOPS IN THE BLOCK,WITH THE NEW BY PASS THROUGH GEELONG MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE MAKING THEIR STOP IN COLAC FOR A BREAK AND  SOMETHING TO EAT.AS IT NOW ONLY TAKE ABOUT AN HOUR AND FORTY MINUTE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF MELBOURNE AND WOULD MAKE IT VERY EASY TO DELIVER HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS TO MELBOURNE AND ALL AROUND THE GREAT OPEAN ROAD AREA WITH A TOP PRODUCT AND ONLY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL BAKERIES STILL STANDING COMPLETE WITH ALL THE HISTORY THAT GOES WITH IT, ALL ORIGINAL PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING A LOOK AT IT AND ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, MANY THANKS ONCE AGAIN,REGARDS NEVILLE OVEN ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE HAS BEEN FIRED UP WITH SUCCESS, AND NEED A BIT OF HELP WITH TEM GAUGES AND A SMALL REPAIR TO THE RIGHT HAND OVEN, THEY ARE ALL IN GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION AND i HAVE HAD THE RIGHT HAND OVEN RUNNING FOR FIVE DAYS AND TOOK IT UP SLOWELY TO 350 D  ALL WENT WELL.

Phone: 
03 52315738
Address: 
208-210 Murray Street.
Colac VIC
Australia
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