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Was my Grandma right aboutWolverhampton oven?

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

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WITH reference to "Lindy Lou", Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, in The Bugle (March 20 and April 24 editions).

I am wondering if Bugle readers can shed any light on a communal oven that was available at "Lindy Lou", when it was the Copper Kettle Bakery, or Bake House? My paternal grandmother used to talk about it opening on Sundays and on Christmas Day so that the poorer people, who didn't have ovens, could cook their Sunday and Christmas dinners. Nobody we have talked to, other than Grandma Redhead born in 1876, seems to know anything about it! I am wondering if maybe she was mistaken? My Grandmother worked both as a cook and as a waitress.

Of course, the "Lindy Lou" building would be 'old' enough to offer such a facility and it would be ideally situated geographically.

It would be nice to know whether Grandma was right or not. I know if anybody knows, it will be a reader of your truly magnificent paper. I do so look forward to reading it every week.

Alison Russon,

2 Teme Road, Cradley.

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