Thursday, December 14, 2017

Alfredshem

Alfredshem
For most people living in Tungelsta this is just another house at Ålsta, an area that have changed dramatically over the last fifteen years. The house is red today, a few years ago it was yellow. Liza Sergler lives here today. The property is called Alfredshem and it does have an interesting local history. It was built 1901 by a man called Jäderlund. Seven years later a baker bought it. He was called J.A. Ahlfont. My mother used to buy bread from the bakery when she was young. The loaf was known locally as Hedbergslimpan, or Tungelstalimpan. When the baker died the recipe was lost forever as he was the only one who knew it. In the 1920s the Ahlfont family also operated a greenhouse nursery on the property. It was small, only two greenhouses where they cultivated roses and tomatoes. It was run by Fritz Ahlfont. His daughter Lotten married a famous cyclist, A.V. Persson, he was an Olympic gold medallist, they lived nearby. In 1931 another baker took over the bakery business at Alfredshem. He was called Hedberg and had previously another bakery at Skogs Ekeby in Tungelsta. So now you know that. I got my facts from several sources, including the book Tungelsta Trädgårdsstad - en by växer fram, written by Hilding Eklund and Janne Sandh.

5 comments:

bill burke said...

Nicely composed and a wonderful story to go with it.

Kay said...

Very interesting local history! How sad to lose the recipe for something people enjoy, especially good bread.

Jack said...

It is a handsome house. I love those red Swedish houses.

William Kendall said...

That red does catch your eye.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks wonderful Steffe, Christmas card perfect ☺ lots of history in this lovely old house.