History of Bread in N. Staffs.

Bread In Common is a project that aims to discover and capture the history of community and industrial baking in North Staffordshire. Over the next few months we will be recruiting a team of volunteer bread champions to go out into their communities and record the stories, recipes and life experiences of all sorts of people, from those who remember grandma’s fruit loaf to those who worked at Allied Bakeries.

The stories and photos are being preserved in an online archive. There was also be an exhibition at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Museum and Art Gallery (3 May – 13 July) which showed the very best of what we found, along with workshops at the museum and in local schools.

If you would like to donate a story or photo to the bread archive please use the Get In Touch form on the Bread In Common website.

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The Stones Brothers Bakery, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1940s, Photo: John Stones