• Short Summary

    When Northern Ireland bakers struck for higher wages, Mar 19, many people who had previously relied on bought bread tried their hand at home baking.

  • Description

    When Northern Ireland bakers struck for higher wages, Mar 19, many people who had previously relied on bought bread tried their hand at home baking. Farmer's wife Mary-Eller Byrne probably knew more about the art than many.

    Well-kneaded dough was placed in a skillet over a turf fire, and more smouldering turf went on the skillet lid. While waiting bread to bake there are other things a housewife can do -like playing the accordion. A turf fire, Irish music and an old-fashioned blowing wheel make a very rustic picture.

    But there's nothing wrong with the bread made in this old-fashioned way. The family eat it with relish, and neighbours lacking Mary Ellen's skill call to buy surplus loaves.

    They're probably better off than people who relied on shop-bread brought by lorries from the Republic of Ireland and sold at exorbitant prices.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6S5UPTQ17ZPX3LPX26OKN4Q5A
    Media URN:
    VLVA6S5UPTQ17ZPX3LPX26OKN4Q5A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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