Who knew? Kenwood was the brainchild of a Mr Kenneth Wood! I love this fact. I think more people have told me that Ken Wood has a Havant connection than any other Havant related fact. Even Mrs Mayor, Hazel, at the launch of my residency said, ‘You do know Kenwood is Havant? And there’s a little shop where you can get parts?’ Well, I do now, and, as if to make certain, just the other day, on my way to my local park in London I came across a Kenwood – I won’t say abandoned, because it had a little Paddington Bear style note attached, inviting me to take it home and, well, blend things. I did. It was a sign. It’s a brown, I’d say Seventies model. It needs a new lid. I might try getting one from the little shop.
Eye appeal is buy appeal.
That was one of Ken’s.
My Kenwood does everything but cook – that’s what wives are for!
I’m hoping to meet Kenwood owners at the Spring this weekend, at the Industry Day on Saturday, where someone who knows Kenwood facts has been promised, to ‘show and tell’. I’m very excited about that.
Before then, at my Museum Mischief workshop on Friday I’m hoping to get some Kenwood words mixing and a blending. I want to hear all about your Kenwood – was it a wedding present? A twenty-first gift? Are you still using it, or does it sit in the back of a cupboard, gathering dust? What about those attachments, the cream maker and K hook? (Is it a coincidence Ken ended his days in Liphook? Is there the makings of a poem here?)
Kenneth Maynard Wood. The middle name was his uncle’s. You’re not going to believe this, he invented the wine gum. It just gets better and better.