Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Man 2 N-u-L Market

Chris Twigg

Date: 13/05/14

Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Interviewer: Hilary Hughes

Permission given to use interview for website, exhibition and Staffordshire archive: YES

Question asked “What do you remember about bread or bread baking”.

The pub at the end, The Blackfriars, that used to go down a bank there, there was a bakery down there, a little shop there when we were kids, sixty years ago, 'course it's all gone now, completely gone. And there was a bakers down on London Road opposite, can't remember the name, but opposite was a butchers it's a newspaper shop now and on the opposite side there was a bakery. They used to deliver, they'd take loaves around the area, there was two down there. Me grandmother had it off this one on the London Road they used to come round with a van, bring a loaf. It's a long time ago, isn't it, sixty years. White and brown bread, brown was my favourite, I think there is more goodness in it, wholemeal, this is too processed this white stuff, there's no goodness in that, no roughage, that's what you want. You've got to have good bread, good meat and milk, the best you can get, if you afford it.

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