Interviewer: Dalit Fishman Hendel
Permission given to use interview for website, exhibition and Staffordshire archive: YES
Question asked “What do you remember about bread or bread baking”.
During the late 80's early 90's I lived in a house in Northwood that always smelt of bread. We were so poor and we worked out it was cheaper to make our own bread. Every morning I would get up, make my bread, let it rise and bake it, every day. For a treat we would walk into Hanley and get oatcakes. There was a hatch in the wall and you would queue up to get them.
I also remember in the early 70's having Harvest Festival. The ladies of the parish would make these enormous loaves shaped like wheat sheathes. Everybody would get together and share them.