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janer1967
janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
Hi all 

Hope your all having a nice Sunday and keeping safe 

I really miss the old bakery shops where you could get fresh baked bread and pies, pastries and cream cakes 

I don't like the mass produced bread and cakes available at supermarkets 

Never see any old style bakeries around anymore I remember having to queue outside them on Saturday morning to pick up our weekend treats 

Has anyone here got a bakery near them ? Do you miss them like me ? What did you used to get from them ? 
I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,675 Disability Gamechanger
    We are lucky having a bakery in the village and in the nearest town, I do like "proper" bread, although M&S bread comes close.
    Pies and cakes from supermarkets are shocking.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine I need to come and live in your village do you and senior management want a lodger? 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

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    @janer1967 Oh me too!  There's a few near where I live, with some on the market and a few in back streets but they are increasingly disappearing  :(

    My favourite thing to get is fresh teacakes, custard tarts, gingerbread men and a warm pork pie or sausage roll.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope agree with the custard tarts and pork pies and sausage rolls 

    I used to like elephants feet , treacle tarts , and ours used to do hot roast pork sandwiches on home baked bread cakes 

    Making me hungry now 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 591 Pioneering
               We use to have one across the road when I was a child. At Christmas Miss Eddlin would put her Christmas cakes in the window where there was also a paraffin heater to keep the window from freezing up... she made the best everything from her little converted house, no health and safety in those days but we all survived  :)
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,787 Disability Gamechanger
    We have a bakery in our town. I agree the stuff from a bakery is nice. However you have to be willing to pay to play...£2 for a loaf of bread compared with 59p in the supermarket, or £1 for a single cake instead of £1 for 4 in the supermarket.

    I think the same about butchers. I think you get much better meat from them than you can get eat the supermarket. But again its double or triple the price.

    It seems the popular thing today, if you want to spend more money and get better quality, is farm shops, which I do enjoy but they are not quite the same. However I recommend visiting a farm shop if you have one near you. :)
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,079 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not really a cake person normally, but you've got me thinking (too much) about vanilla slices, which were my weakness in a bakery.
    You all should try making your own bread.....it's easy to do, & so much better than any supermarket bread. I don't do it now as there's just me, tho I'm sure my cat Shadow would pinch some (she once ran off with a piece of my cheese & onion sandwich!) :o
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
    We have a nice little bakers nearby, but as @66Mustang mentions they are definitely dearer than supermarkets, nice produce though, yum 😋 

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,842 Disability Gamechanger
    Where have they gone?

    When you didn’t post any opposition to that out of twin shopping centre or that nice bee big supermarket... well that’s where they have gone.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    This was just a fun thread not intended for political opinions 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,675 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    @woodbine I need to come and live in your village do you and senior management want a lodger? 
    sadly we converted the second bedroom into storage space
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,675 Disability Gamechanger
    One of my favourite lunches used to be a meat and potato pie on a muffin (you probably call it a bread cake, but that's a whole new debate ! )
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine that's some lunch never tried that one 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Member Posts: 1,010 Pioneering
    Yesss I miss those bakers too I love farmer markets as well where you get the fresh breads all different kinds x 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 11
    The best pasties I ever had were bought from a bakery in Cornwall, absolutely one hundred percent better than supermarket pasties beyond doubt.

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • deb74
    deb74 Member Posts: 767 Pioneering
    There is a local bakery in the town where I live that makes their own bread and cakes. When you have tasted fresh made cakes and bread you don't really want to go back to the supermarket bread and cakes!
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering
    Where have they gone?

    When you didn’t post any opposition to that out of twin shopping centre or that nice bee big supermarket... well that’s where they have gone.
    Shopping habits change, we need the big supermarkets.

    Doesn't mean we cant moan about missing a proper bakery!

    I got a breadmaker,  fresh, tasty bread without the effort...lol
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress I used to have a breadmaker might have to invest in another one 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    @Cress I used to have a breadmaker might have to invest in another one 
    I'm very much enjoying crusty Poppy seed bread with marmalade at the mo...
  • Cress
    Cress Member Posts: 999 Pioneering
    Toasted of course...

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