Throw Back Thursday!

Anthony Barker springs the bung out of a cask of elderberry wine using a hand-fashioned mallet – early 1970s

There’s a popular thread on social media under the tag #ThrowBackThursday…

c523455915f95c64baddb1512f2516a3_f1012…and we’ve been looking back in delight at some old Barker’s of Geraldine gems.

We came across this, c1980s. It’s a little jingle called Battle of the Berries. A little bit country and little 1980s! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

You can read more about The Barker Story in a series of articles, but for now, here are a few of our fabulous old photos:

Anthony and Gillian Barker

Anthony and Gillian Barker with the first of the range ready for sampling in the wine shop – early 1970s

One of the first Barker Log Fires, c 1978, with the inventor Anthony Barker

One of the first Barker Log Fires, c 1978, with the inventor Anthony Barker

Anthony and Gillian

Above: Blackcurrant juice earns a new bottle design, mid 1980s. Anthony and Gillian proudly hold a bottle of Tru-Fruit between rows of blackcurrant bushes.

 

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