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Rushden Echo, 29th March 1901

The Local Bakers have formed an association to be called the Rushden, Higham Ferrers, and Wymington Master Bakers’ and Confectioners’ Association, and the following officers have been elected:- President, Mr. J. Wright; vice-president, Mr. F. Bayes; managing committee, Messrs. Measures, W. Garner, W. H. Saint, C. Ette, Walpole Smith, and W. Rogers; treasurer, Mr. Tilley; hon. Secretary, Mr. E. Mole.

Extract from The Baker Brothers: In those days we thought we were lucky if we got bread and lard for lunch. Mostly it was only bread and onion. For supper we used to pull a few bean straws from the stack and cook the beans. We had bread delivered once a week by James Rootham, who was the baker. We had quartern loaves, and they used to be put on the shelf on the Saturday when they came and were taken one at a time until they were gone. There would be no more bought until the next Saturday. It was wheaten bread, though I have heard my father say he had to eat barley bread as black as his hat.

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