Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Sue – Market stall

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”.

My Mum used to see to the students, that used to come to the college in the yard where she lived and she used to do all their baking, dinners, make bread and everything. (St James Church) It was the mens college, mechanics, engineering college and they used to go to the school up the road from where the college was. And me Mum used to do all the dinners. I had me Nanas' bread, it was lovely, it was so light. She did wholemeal, she did seeded and white bread and she used to do the rolls the same, seeded, white, everything. And she did Eccles Cakes.

And my Grandma used to say, "Have a piece of bread because it will fill that hole"

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The church of St. James-the-Less photo: c.1950's - Lovatt Collection