Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Man & Woman 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”.

(woman) There's always the one down at Trent Vale, Kiplings now, that's still going isn't it. The only one is Burgess's they used to do alot of cakes and things like that. They did their own bread Burgess's did. He used to make bread, quite awhile back.

(man) I gave it up. I made ordinary brown bread, I used to make alot of loaves. I got the recipes from books, old books. Leave it, knock it back, put it in the thing, let it rise, knead it, put it to rise, then cook it. Fairly simple really, very lengthy. Then they started to have bread makers, I was making bread twenty, thirty years ago. You could get flour from different places, corner shop places like that.

(woman) I generally have supermarket bread nowadays. The bloomers, he has the bloomers, so fresh, but the trouble is it goes off so quick.

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