THANKS FOR THIS FROM "SJ BILL"I'm guessing this was in the mid-'70s when I visited Groveville by bicycle. Back then is was and likely still is a very quiet and pleasant town.
That day I visited Brick's Mincemeat factory, and got to meet Edgar Brick himself. Not sure how many generations he represented, but there were quite a few. Mr. Brick gave me the 50 cent tour of his mill. He discussed micemeat and how the recipe has "changed" over the years, particularly with regard to the recent omission of hard spirits.
His collection of clocks left its mark on me. I now have only a few vintage 1800's clocks. He had many more, and all predated mine by having wooden works.
These days the only mincemeat I can find is C&B's, but it's not like Bordens or Brick's used to be. There was something about talking to the owner, seeing the equipment, and smelling the insides of an old building to give you the background of a product.
I miss it.
GREAT INSIGHT, BILL. MANY THANKS