I'm fifty two now and when I was thirteen the teacher asked us all to make this bread in a plant pot.  We enjoyed all the kneading, it was fun to us.  We were punching it and really kneading it. Then we baked it in one of the old terracotta pots.  She (the teacher) said you'll never taste bread like it again.  I never have, it was beautiful.

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1972

We use to have the bread man come, he would bring bread and cake a couple of times a week.

Dawn, member of Nimble Fingers group, Newcastle Borough Museum.  27/05/14

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1972

Back in the 70's there was a bread strike and bread was in short supply.  I was on a PMT bus once and there was some bread being delivered to a shop.  The bus spotted it, stopped his bus and ran over to get some bread.

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1972

I remember going for bagels with my dad, it was a Jewish bakery.  I was aged 5-12 and lived in Manchester, you don't see them bakeries round here.  They do these American ones in the supermaket in packets but I don't think they're as nice.  We would also get normal loaves from the same bakery, my dad sliced his bread like a door step.

 

Elaine Williams  19/08/14

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1972

I use to work at 'Champion" in Trent Vale, on the twilight shift.  I had to work twilight because you'd got to work around your children and your husbands job.  I use to get the bus to Newcastle then walk to Trent Vale.  I worked at the end of a belt and off would come these sponges 12 at a time on a big baking tray, you had to wear 3 pairs of oven gloves because they were very, very hot.

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1972