Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Glenys Rutter

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 use to buy bread from the bread shop on London Road until she died 3 years ago, she always had her bread from there.  It use to belong to the Marsh family.  We had a shop on the terrace along from us and Mrs Marsh would come along and deliver the bread to the shop.  She used a bike with a basket on the front.  If I was ever sent for the bread it didn't come back whole 'cause I use to like pulling the crust off it.  It was nice, just like the homemade bread now.  I don't think it's as nice as I remember it as a child from the same shop.  It probably is but you know what it's like, you get older and your tastes change.

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