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(BBC Newsline 6.30 - 08/06/2007 / Reporter: Conor Macauley) The baker who created a loaf which helped feed Belfast's poor during the Famine is honoured with a plaque in his native city.
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It was a famine food dreamt up by a Belfast man to keep thousands of people alive and we're still eating it today. The crusty Belfast bap was a cheap lifesaver when blight wiped out the potato crop in the 1800s. Barney Hughes, the baker, refused to hike the price so the poor could have food they could afford and he is now being honoured in his hometown.


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