Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Man 4 N-u-L market

Chris Twigg

Date: 15/04/14

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”.

Bakery, I lived next door to one when I was a kid, Oxford Road, Basford. I remember the men leaning on the wall, getting a warm at night. Sometimes me Dad would take me, he'd stand around and chat and the kids would play around, they'd be getting warm. We used to get the bread fresh from the oven, the shops still there, but not the bakery, well I don't think it is. Me Dad wouldn't go down the air raid shelter, that's why he were out there, he'd been in first war. He said the buggers aren't getting me down there, we'd watch the German planes going over to bomb Shelton Bar. (steelworks)

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