Hannam’s bring a traditional flavoured shopping experience with our vintage style sweet shop. We set up HannamHQ at No.2 Rectory Lane, in September 2014 and have recently added our Kitchen at HQ where we produce our handmade range of confectionery.
Hannam’s is inspired by the ‘Jelly Baby General’ and his recipe books…
The ‘Jelly Baby General’ – or Grandpa (Walter) as he was more commonly known! – was an engineer in the Royal Air Force during the second world war, he later went on to work at Kent & Payne Sweet Factory (Kent & Payne supplied shops such as Woolworth’s with their confectionery) in Islington during the 50’s and 60’s. Wally become know as the ‘Jelly Baby General’ by his fellow workmates and the name stuck! The ‘Jelly Baby General’ was Mr Payne’s right hand man and manager at the factory until he and the family moved out of London in the ’60’s.
That’s himself ‘The Jelly Baby General’ by the jelly baby machine…
…a little background about the general’s generals!
Lee is our design guru she thinks about shapes, colours, images and how to pull it all together. Her background is in animation production on films, tv series, commercials and video’s and worked at some of the top animation companies in London including Passion Pictures. Projects have included; Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, The Snowman, When the Wind Blows, Gorillaz and many, many commercials. Lee complemented these skills with a new media training and later studied sculpture and painting. After which she set up her own design practice, producing websites and print based artwork for individuals and organisations, this is still an ongoing business.
Lee was a murals on walls kinda girl this has now been taken over by oil painting and she has a penchant for large canvases!
Sweet Favourite: Hannam’s handmade Milk chocolate Fruit’n Nut and from the Jelly Baby General’s sweet jars Humbugs – you gotta love a mint!
Jon is our head Chef, he has worked at many of the top hospitality companies at sporting and cultural events; corporate, charitable and private functions at unique venues across London, the UK and Europe. He worked alongside renowned chef’s and has delivered exceptional food to royalty, global leaders, major corporate clients, athletes and celebrities. Today he acts as consultant to new and established catering businesses.
Alongside his culinary flair Jon also looks after the finance side of things, after all he was always good at Monopoly!
Sweet Favourite: Hannam’s handmade Salted Caramel Fudge and from the Jelly Baby General’s sweet jars a Jelly Baby or two!