Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Woman 3 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”.

You're talking years ago now, when the kids were little, in the 1970's, bakers' were on strike. We had to bake our own bread, it wasn't too bad, well the kids ate it. Can't remember how we did it. I don't think we got a recipe, somebody told us you have to have the yeast and we did it on the off chance. All we did was got yeast and the flour. I can't remember, only did it a couple of times because it wasn't for long. We had no choice, it was in the bakers' strike. It was nice, it was before, well now they've got them bread makers. Somebody just told us how to do it and we just did it, to feed the kids.

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