Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Anne Young Helen Goodwin

Chris Twigg


Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme

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”.

Anne Young

There was a little bakery in Oxford Street, Penkhull.  They use to make bread and baps.  When there was a strike on at the big bakeries people were queuing down the street to get the bread.  During 'The Winter of Discontent' you were only allowed one loaf at the supermarket.  A woman who lived near me said "Well if I queue up and come through again can I have another loaf?", well she had 3 kids!

Helen Goodwin

When we were young we had it off the bread man, Embrey's I think, we never made it.  You just left your money on the window sill and he'd leave the bread and take the money.

Bread today is a bit expensive!

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