It’s a familiar photo of vintage Cork.
Now a brand new restaurant is hoping to find some of the women pictured in this image of Thompson Bakery workers from 1953 and treat them to a luxury dinner on opening night.
Founded in 1826, Thompson’s Bakery employed generations of Cork people on Mac Curtain Street, churning out thousands of cakes, puddings and other sweet treats until the 1980s.
Located right in the centre of Cork’s cool Victorian Quarter, the handsome red sandstone building has been carefully refurbished to house a new brewery for Cotton Ball Brewing Co. and a brand new restaurant, The Glass Curtain, both due to open before winter.
A slice of Cork history
The restaurant, currently under construction, takes its name from the bold architectural glass and steel curtain on the western portion of the building, where the company made their swiss rolls (so popular at the time that they produced one mile of swiss roll per day).
Posting on Facebook, The Glass Curtain team asked fans to help them identify the thirteen busy workers in the black and white photograph.
Taken 66 years ago, even the youngest women pictured are likely to be in their 80s and 90s now, so if you spot your nan or great granny, get in touch with The Glass Curtain on Facebook.