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Bakery, I lived next door to one when I was a kid, Oxford Road, Basford. I remember the men leaning on the wall, getting a warm at night. Sometimes me Dad would take me, he'd stand around and chat and the kids would play around, they'd be getting warm. We used to get the bread fresh from the oven, the shops still there, but not the bakery, well I don't think it is.

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1940

Stones's, do you remember? Did you know Stones's bakery, it was at the bottom of this road (Hassell St towards Lower St) on the righthand side. A little shop front with a bakery at the back used to be the best bread in Staffordshire. Home made bread, beautiful, they used to pies there, sausage rolls and everything.

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1940

Bread was very dark during the war. It looked dirty to me, but that was the bread we had then!

Was it good for us?.....well I'm still here.  I think the additives in bread are just the opposite now.

If you had any bread left over it would go in the 'pig bin', to feed the pig, you'd put all your peelings in as well.

 

Gene Charnock

 

 

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1940

The Stone house below the chapel use to be a bakery.  I don't remember it then but I've seen the old ovens in it when I was a kid.

I remember my grandma would make her own bread, one or two loaves a day I think.

In the old days people would have baked their own bread.  They would of had an oven in the wall outside, like the wells.  You wouldn't of had an oven indoors then.

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1940

In the late 40's through the 50's i gre up in The Weslands and we had brad delivered 3 days a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  They would would drop 2 loaves on the back door step (it was under cover) and 3 on Friday's.  It was from Pickfords bakery, they had a son who would help deliver it sometimes.  I'm not sure where the bakery was but I think it's where the oatcake shop is on the A34.

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1940