Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Robert 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”.

Right, what I remember about bread is the story of my cousins grandfather, he was a builder, he came from Ireland. It was in Clydebank in Scotland and he was a good builder, built lots of houses and did OK. One of the things he did was build a bakery, a bakehouse and he got alot of children and this was the place for his daughters to work, two or three of them. They used to run the bakery. I don't remember the name of the street but it was up in Clydebank which was a booming industrial area, when Britains' industry was booming. And I have had bread to eat from that bakery, it was white, which is what people used to eat, in Scotland.

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