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Alison's Gran correct on Wolverhampton oven

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 25, 2014

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RE the letter from Alison Russon Was my Grandma right about the Lindy Lou oven? in The Bugle (May 1 edition).

Well I do not know about the Lindy Lou but my grandfather and father had a bakery and grocer's shop in Pearson Street - J. Gibbons, established 1883. Among the stories that Dad told me was that they used to cook turkeys etc. for their customers and neighbours at Christmas in the bakery ovens, as the ordinary domestic ovens were not large enough.

So I think that Alison's grandmother was quite correct in her recollection.

I trust this is of interest.

Paul Gibbons,

2 Lambourne Drive,

Blossom Hill,


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  • Narries  |  May 25 2014, 8:09PM

    Yes, Christmas turkeys were taken to the bakery for cooking . I was born in 1955 and I recall my father taking the Christmas turkey ( around 1957/8?) to the Champion Bakery in Cradley Heath to be cooked because the houseoven was too small. Likewise my grandparents did the same. It was common practice then.