A Century of buns: Fitzbillies in Cambridge marks birthday milestone

Fitzbillies 100th birthday.
Fitzbillies famous buns! Credit: ITV News Anglia

The iconic Fitzbillies in Cambridge has been a well known and well loved fixture in the city for the last century and this weekend it celebrates its 100th Birthday ( 4th October. )

During its century of making Chelsea buns it has survived war, fire, flood, bankruptcy and now a pandemic.

  • It was opened in October 1920 by brothers Earnest and Arthur Mason.

Fitzbillies opened in 1920 Credit: Fitzbillies

Although the shop closed during lockdown, staff kept baking and selling online to keep the business going.

Fitzbillies marks its 100th birthday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A book has now been published to celebrate the 100th anniversary.