Memories of bakery days
MUCH is made these days about the electric motor vehicle.
When I was a child in Clayton, there was a bakery, Prices Bakery. It was at the end of Parrot Street, known locally as ‘the concrete’ as it was paved with smooth concrete with pitch in the joins.
Prices Bakery had a fleet of small electrically driven bread vans delivering cakes and bread to the area.
In the mornings, they would hum by at about 20 to 30 mph, but in the late afternoon, they would limp home on nearly flat batteries.
The local kids would run up behind these vans and open the doors at the back. Any cakes were considered fair game.
This would be at least 70 years ago.
Prices Bakery also had a Rolls Royce bread van, much to the annoyance of Rolls Royce.
Tony Price, the bakery owner, had a big open top vintage Bentley with a honk honk bulb horn, in British racing green.
Sad to say, that ‘the concrete’ on Parrot Street is now just a mess of weeds and fly tipping, dereliction and neglect.
Does anybody else remember this?