There was a little bakery in Oxford Street, Penkhull. They use to make bread and baps. When there was a strike on at the big bakeries people were queuing down the street to get the bread. During 'The Winter of Discontent' you were only allowed one loaf at the supermarket.Read More
I never really tried making bread, I had a bread machine when they first came out but it didn't taste the same.
When the bread strike was on that time I got a recipe for oatcakes but that didn't work very well, you need to have the right environment.
Wendy Greatbatch 21/08/14Read More
During the bread strike in the 70's I was living in Longport and the gentleman at the chip shop use to get me fresh yeast. I think a lot of people must of tried this at home when the bread strike was on. I did use to make it but it never use to taste the same as bought bread, but it had to surfice.Read More
I can remember 2 bread strikes. There was a bakery called Smith's and people would que and que, my father-in-law would go and stand outside and get us all a loaf of bread.
The second one was in the 70's, my husband had a friend who worked at the bakery and he would get a tray of bread. He'd share this out around the street so everybody had bread.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Oh I've made bread, when we had the strike, it was called Soda Bread, there's no yeast in that. At the time we just did it because there was no other way. Put all the ingredients ready for when I got home from work and soon after my husband would come, he would see to the tea and I'd be making the bread ready for tea.Read More
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.Read More