Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Gena Bullock

Chris Twigg

Date: 21/08/14

Location: Stoke

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”.

My mother made her own bread, she never bought bread, she did all her own baking.  I remember the smell of it, it was lovely.  We had an old range and she would put it on the hearth to rise.  The smell was all through the house.  It was just part of my mother because she made everything that we ate.

In 1963 I had a spasm of doing it myself when I was married.  I did quite well with it but then I started work and hadn't got the time.

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