The kneading is very therapeutic. I like to watch people do it, rather than do it myself. I don't know, I find it mesmerising. I love to see it, I watch television, it's lovely to watch. it's nice like watching a film or a dance. It's just so nice.

Woman (in passing at Newcastle Museum) 27/5/14

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I've always enjoyed cooking and have tried baking bread.  About 4 or 5 years agos I got a book on 'leven' breads and using wild yeasts.  Since then I've been making my own bread and the taste of it is just phenomenal.  Supermarket bread just doesn't come close to it, I also think it's a healthier bread.

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2014

I do loads of baking, I use to make all my own bread when my children were at home, I don't anymore.  When my daughter came home from a year living in America her first meal of choice was an egg and cress sandwich on mums homemade bread.

I work for Total Bakery who make baking equipemnt and sell it all over the world.

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2014

" I bought a supermarket loaf yesterday. I don't know what they put in it. I read the label, you know, it was like the Gettisburg address.

All I put on mine is flour, water, salt, yeast and a drop of olive oil ."

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2014

They don't make their own anymore (pointing towards Town Bakery in the High St) its Bengrys' or somebodys.

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2014

I bought him a breadmaker he didn't use it for awhile, now he doesn't like any other bread now. He used to make bread, we've still got the big bowls he used. It must be ten years ago and then I think he gave up because I wouldn't eat his bread, it was too dense, you now what I mean. He's varied it from time to time, he gets an ingredient he likes and keeps at that.

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2014

After I left University I had a few temping jobs.  One of these was a bread taster at Allied Bakeries on the A34.  My job was to collect samples of bread from the production line and leave them on shelves and watch them go mouldy over 4 days.

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2000

(woman) There's always the one down at Trent Vale, Kiplings now, that's still going isn't it. The only one is Burgess's they used to do alot of cakes and things like that. They did their own bread Burgess's did. He used to make bread, quite awhile back.

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1990

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

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.

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1970

I make my own bread, brown mostly, by hand, not a breadmaker. I learned at school in the 70's, they don't teach them anything now, no cookery. I taught all mine to cook from scrtach, no prepared foods. I get my yeast from Tescos, some places won't give it to you because it's a live organism.

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1970

I hadn't passed me test, it's when drivers had a van lad, spent about, oh I don't know six months on there (Embrey's  Bakery). But in the early 60's there were plenty of jobs about and you went for another ten shillings a week somewhere.

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1960
Ford THames 4D

In the late 1930's at Christmas time my dad use to take our bird to be cooked at Stones Bakery in Newcastle.  We would have a turkey or a duck or fowl.  We had to pluck it at home first.  We would sit there when my dad brought this bird in and we would pluck it and put the feathers on the fire.

 

Brenda Farrington 02/07/14

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1938

Stones Bakery was started in the late 1800' by Arthur John Stones

His 2 sons Edwin Thomas Stones (Ed) and Harold John Stones (John) took over the bakery in 1928 and it bacame Stones Bros

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1928
Arthur John Stones

An advert for Burgess Bakery, established 1923

 

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1923
Advert for Burgess Bakery established 1923