100 YEARS OF BAKING IN BRITAIN

with Food Historian Seren Charrington-Hollins
 

It's not surprising that in the past 100 years, baking and indeed bakeries have undergone some significant changes. 

These changes are not just apparent in the equipment and baking methods adopted by bakers, but in the tastes and changing shopping patterns of customers. 

As we peep through the bakers window from 1920 to present day, we are able to gain a fascinating snapshot of social and commercial changes that have taken place and it is also possible to see that each decade looks to be the baking heyday only to be followed by an equally fascinating and innovative decade of baking.

 

Take a read through Seren's introduction to baking throughout the years in Britain, and look out for future articles on each decade that will appear every month below.

 

Life Through the Baker's Window Over the Last Century

Seren Charrington-Hollins

The 1920s 


This was an exciting period for commercial and home bakers alike, with plenty of cooking innovations making the task of baking easier and more efficient....

 

Baking in the 1920s - The Decade that Roared

1920 GAS FIRED STOVE RESIZED

The 1930s 


This era spelled mixed fortunes for baking and the bakery industry....

 

Baking in the 1930s - The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

SLICED BREAD MACHINE

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