I remember me neighbour use to make bread, it was like a bloomer. She let it rise next to the fire, for quite a while....over night I think. I never watched her make it, I wish I did.
My mum and dad had a shop in Park Hall Street, Longton, they sold bread and it was four and half pence. I was born in 1933 and we moved into that shop when I was five, they sold everything.