Interviewer: Steve Cooling
Permission given to use interview for website, exhibition and Staffordshire archive: YES
Question asked “What do you remember about bread or bread baking”.
I grew up in Wrinehill and during the 1960's we bought sliced bread from Alpin's shop and the post office after Alpin's closed. I would get 1 loaf of Mothers Pride and 1 loaf of Sunblest. I can alos remember my maternal grandmother would get bread delivered when I was 5, during the 1950's. I would have a triangular piece with butter on, if I was good. It was a 2lb loaf and came wrapped in white tissue.
My grandfather John (Jack) Lyth was a baker at a bakery in Wrinehill. I don't know the name of the bakery but it was next to The Bluebell pub on the corner of Main Road and Checkley Lane.