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St John's Bakery in East London

Born & Bread: Uncle John’s Bakery, North London

Drawing on its Ghanaian roots, Uncle John’s Bakery has found a home in North London and grown from a husband and wife operation to supplying a national retailer.

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Today marks 90 years since the first sliced bread was sold by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri, America. 

Born and Bread: Warburtons, Bolton

Each month we profile a family business and look at how the baking craft has passed down through the generations. This month, how Warburtons grew from a single shop to a £500m-a-year business.

Born and Bread: Swifts, Wheaton Aston

Each month we bring you the art of baking, passed down through generations in another historic British company

New packaging for Sheldon’s

Lancashire-based family bakers Sheldon’s has added black-and-white family portraits to their packaging, to highlight the company’s 70-year history. 

A statue of Robert the Bruce by Pilkington Jackson, near Bannockburn Heritage Centre
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Greggs remembers Robert the Bruce

The new Greggs bakery in Dumfries has put up a plaque in-store, to mark the spot where Robert the Bruce began his bid for the throne of Scotland.

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