Monday, 17 August 2009

Mother's Pride Bakery.


The now long gone "Mother's Pride Bakery" Three Elms Road.The bakery was built in 1958 by "Rank Hovis McDougall Ltd" and extended in 1961 to accommodate a confectionery unit.Further extensions were done in 1964 due to the increase in business. At one time up to 160 vehicles a day were operating from the plant.The plant finally closed it's doors in 1982 and was demolished in 1983 to make way for a "Sandford's D i y Superstore".

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

My dad used to work at the bakery and used to bring home loverly ring doughnuts back in the 60's

Anonymous said...

the bakery actually closed in 1982 and production was moved to Taffs Wells outside of Cardiff. my dads lorry was the last vehicle along with one other operating from the site before they demolished it in 1983.

Paul Bevan said...

My Father was a 'Trunker Driver' at the bakery, driving 1124 until it closed on Saturday, November 6th, 1982.

Anonymous said...

I am quite amazed to find this old photo on the internet. I used to work at Mother's Pride Bakery, in Hereford, twelve hour night shifts, in 1977.

Anonymous said...

My dad also worked here until its closure , I also remember many others who worked or had connections with the bakery.

Anonymous said...

Wow that brings back memories worked there for 5 years until closure and my husband worked there for 20 years.

Anonymous said...

I remember Mothers Pride bakery. Yhe 3 elms pub was down the road. Xx

Catherine Joll said...

My Nan used to work here and sometimes we would pick her up when she finished work for the day. She used to bring home lots of lovely cakes :-)

David Seabourne said...

My father worked there for many years mixing the dough. The dough room was near the top of the building with the mixes being tipped from the mixers through a hole in the floor to the cutting machine. He carried with him a small book which showed the ingredients for the different doughs depending on which bread was being made.

Anonymous said...

I spent 12 months there as a kid of 18. Wasn't a job it was a sentance ! But it served a purpose I suppose

Diane Carpenter said...



My dad worked there for many years until it closed. The cakes he would bring home, I remember he took the HiFi to work so they had music to listen to.

Anonymous said...

My dad worked there and used to make a wheat sheaf out of dough for my children to take to school for harvest festival ...it was lovely ....

vordman said...

I remember going around the factory on a school educational trip. The bread slicer was particularly memorable.

Nicola said...

I was told when young that my grandfather Frank Bayley whose nickname was nimble Bayley was friends with someone in management at mothers pride bakery and they named the bread nimble after him. I never knew him but apparently he was tall and very slim. He lived at Bobblestock, Hereford on Roman Road.

Anonymous said...

Our grandad use to be the dispatch manager (John Brown) before he moved to Ausralia in 1981
Josh and Riley Morgan Newcastle Australia

Paul Bevan said...

I remember John Brown