38A HIGH STREET, TRENTHAM

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OCTOBER 2012

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A fascinating experience to be had in the quaint town of Trentham. The bakery operated continuously from at least 1892 - 1987. Scottish engineers built the once common type of commercial oven, a huge domed brick structure. The wood fire is extinguished before the baking begins and the bread bakes in the deep, even heat gradually released by the masonry. The bakery lay dormant for many years and the historic oven was eventually restored in 2004. The bakery is actually capable of producing up to 900 loaves per day. We loved the freshly baked sourdough bread served with the tasting plate of local goodies.

The baker collecting more wood for the Scotch oven