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1986 WEDGES BAKERY

 The original bakery was in the cottage
 that is next door to the present      
 bakery.This cottage is approximately  
 250 years old.The first baker was a Mr
 Dyer and the lane next to the bakery  
 was named after him (Dyers Lane).The  
 present bakery was built one hundred  
 years ago and the baker was a Mr James
 Wedge from whom the bakery takes its  
 name.In 1983 the bakery was extended  
 because of increased demand.They have 
 approximately 150 customers per day   
 and the most popular bread is the     
 crusty loaf.They sell to people who   
 live locally and also  to shops       
 farther a field .They have four       
 delivery vans.The staff work in shifts
 baking from ten a.m until two p.m.To  
 make the bread they use flour,yeast,  
 salt and water.They get all their     
 ingredients from all the main millers 
 and also from local mills.            
 

Map of the area

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