Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry.—1 Kings xxi. 7
The loaf is at the heart of our lives. It’s our connection with sustenance, community and creativity. It is the unsung hero uniting us in more ways than just providing us with a basic meal. Since time immemorial it has formed the heart of our communities.
Blatchington Mill circa 1945- Image reproduced with kind permission of Ray Hamblett.
This project brings together North Laine and London Road’s past, present and future bread baking traditions to create and record a public collective memory, ways to encourage the everyday act of making bread in the home again, enabling people to connect through the physical act of Breaking Bread together.
Some lovely images to view from Brighton and Hove’s baking history including two new postcards with favourite bread recipes we’ve created especially for this Breaking Bread project.
Further memories and images to be added soon…
CW Reeve bakers, Portslade – Image reproduced with kind permission from Ray Hamblett
All images re-produced with kind permission of Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, and QueenSpark Books