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 can remember Mr Crinchley would deliver bread in a van around Smallthorne. I think he got the bread from The Co Op in Newport Lane. It wasn't wrapped or nothing, it was a solid loaf.
Swetenhams use to have a bakery in Chesterton, where the library is. They use to do 'Mothers Choice' and deliver it in Commer vans. Victor Values took over Swetenhams. I use to work for them until they closed in 1967, I was 20. When Victor Values took over they stopped making bread and bought 'Wonder Loaf' in, after about 6 months they bought 'Mothers Pride' in as well.
Victor Value was taken over by Tesco, I believe they were both cousins.
I can remember Pedley's Bakery behind Pedley's Post Office in Smallthorne. people use to take meat to cook in his oven.