I remember my mother making bread in a dirty great big bowl that we use to put on the harthe by the side of an old range.
There were 2 bake shops on London Road, Beardmores and Marsh's. Marsh's still bake their own bread. I do love fresh crusty bread, it's the companion of your life. As you get older you don't need as much bread, my husband did though.
All my 3 grandchildren make bread. They'll say 'ooh, I'll just go and make a loaf'. I made one once, took a photograph of it, you could of built a house with it I think. It was only recently. They have parties and my grandson will make all sorts of bread and shapes. I'll think 'a bloke did these', it's amazing. I can only do bricks.
Betty Howlett 21/08/14