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Even though William has pretty much been running the show at the business in recent years, Joseph was involved with arranging most of the refurbishment at the café following the floods during Storm Dennis back last year.
An old picture of Prince’s, on Taff Street (Image: Mirrorpix) Copy picture of staff back in the 1960s (Image: Richard Swingler)
“He completely did all of the bakery with Darren,” added William. “He did the loos and the kitchen upstairs.”
As William talked about the refurbishments I remembered just how devastating it was to see Prince’s locked up following the floods, and thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused.
“When the bakery was refurbished back last summer, it was Joseph who greeted me at the door inviting me in to take a peak ahead of the re-opening.
As I stepped through the door he said “come in – I have to show you the bakery – you must see it”. He took me downstairs and proudly showed off the new bakery, which looked incredible, and he was so proud of what the team had managed to achieve.
When I think of Joseph it’s that smiley, kind and warm person I see – always inviting me in and always wanting to chat. His family said this is what he liked doing the most, simply chatting to people. And that genuine warmth and the welcome he provided made Prince’s a home from home.”
Joseph pictured in the new bakery in 2020 (Image: Richard Williams) William Gambarini with the head baker of Prince’s cafe, Darren Lewis (Image: Jonathan Myers)
William said: “My father was a person who was very much at home when he was talking to the customers.
“He was most at home with the customers. If I was there to do all the running around, he thought that was wonderful, as he could just go and chat to people. That’s when he was happy – just speaking to the customers.
“He was the PR person of Prince’s. He grew up in the room above the shop. He was born and bred here. He was free spirited.”