The Goddard’s Pie and Mash business was founded in 1890 by Alfred Goddard. He opened our first pieshop in Evelyn Street, Deptford, London. This was later relocated to the High Street in Deptford and a second shop opened in Greenwich in 1952.
Other things that happened in 1890:
- The Forth Bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland is opened to rail traffic
- The first ever official English County Championship cricket match begins in Bristol; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets
- First recorded use of lime-green to describe a colour!
- The first deep level London Underground (Tube) Railway named the City and South London Railway opens officially
- Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, moves to a building on London’s Victoria Embankment, as the New Scotland Yard
- The folding carton box is invented by Robert Gair, a Brooklyn printer who developed production of paper-board boxes in 1879
- Colonel Sanders born
- Stan Laurel born
- Vincent van Gogh died
- Joseph Merrick died