Friday Afternoons At The Co-oP
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Friday Afternoon At The Co-op
On Friday afternoons, Mother, Aunt Francs, Aunt Mary, Miss Carter (who wore Pink) and George and I walked quite a long way to a new Co-operative Stores to buy our flour to bake our bread. The first time we went to the shop we saw little boys hurrying to the shop from school – it was to buy the flour and carry it home in pillowcases on their heads – nearly all the mothers baked their bread on Saturdays and if Aunt Frances took George and I and Gyp and Barney for a walk on Saturdays the delicious smell of home baked bread always made us hungry. The special flour that was sold in the Stores was from their own flour mill and was unbleached, and when it was baked it gave us ‘The Golden Loaf’. On my twelfth birthday mother said “Now you’re twelve you must take over the Bread baking”, so every Saturday morning I stoked up the fire oven and got on with the job of providing ourselves with seven two pound loaves and the year was 1912.
Finished mounted size 20” x 21” Finished framed size 25” x 26”