David Wood Collection
Speaker: Mason, Arthur (Snowy), - , Interviewee, Male, Baker; Royal Air Force service;
Speaker: Wood, D., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes in details working in local bakehouse while still at school. Recalls working for the local baker, in Stoke Golding, A.H. Hunter from 1937. Gives details of making deliveries and the making of bread by traditional methods including the problems experienced in winter and summer baking. Recalls the arrival of an electric mixer 'The Gilbert' Mentions service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Describes his innovations in speeding up the bread making process and taking over the business in 1951. Talks about the difference in the end product due to different types of machinery and cooking methods. Describes the cleaning of the one hundred year old ovens.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Stoke Golding
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s,
Recording Date: 10/10/1994
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: D. Wood
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