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....
This era spelled mixed fortunes for baking and the bakery industry....
The baker was a much loved asset of every village and town in Great Britain being a source of sweet and savoury nourishment, but as the war continued the baker was about to become a vital lifeline for the home-front.
The eating habits of the 1950s is a tale of two parts, the first part of the 1950s was marred by the austerity of post war rationing and the second half was marked by a craving for all things sweet and indulgent.
Being an independent baker in the 1960s was all about being adaptable to change. There was a high consumer demand for cakes, but there was also a change in how the Great British public went about getting their weekly cake fix.
The 1970s was a decade of flamboyant change that saw decimalisation, flared trousers, glam rock and digital watches. The independent shops were still going strong, although self-service was gaining strength.
The 1980s independent bakery was still a place of great baking pride, even with an increase in the domination of supermarkets and the growth of in-store bakeries.