Our History

In 1850 Edwin Dyer started a bakehouse behind his house on School Lane in Hockley Heath. This eventually became Wedges as we know today. Edwin’s surname also lends itself to Dyers lane where the bakery is located.

Edwin had an oven installed in his pig sty and started using his bread to barter for other necessities with his neighbours.

In the early 1900’s the bakery passed to Mr F Allcott who ran it during World War One and into the 1930’s.

Wedges Bakery History
Wedges Bakery Dovehouse Lane

In 1943 Jim Wedge arrived at the bakery. He had been baking since the age of 12. The bakery was named Wedges and is still as popular now as it has ever been.

The bakery still uses techniques employed by the original bakers to create the delicious baked goods you can buy today.

In the early 1970’s Jim sold Wedges to Tom Griffiths. The bakery then continued with Tom and his family until 2013 when it was acquired by Heptinstall Holdings.