12th February 2019 – The rise and fall of John Spicer’s ‘Model Bakery’ Balbriggan (1904 – c.1999) Part 1, 1904 to c.1942

12th February 2019 – The rise and fall of John Spicer’s ‘Model Bakery’ Balbriggan (1904 – c.1999) Part 1, 1904 to c.1942
Frank Whearity

This presentation tells the story of John Spicer, a Navan based miller and baker who opened a branch bakery in Drogheda Street, Balbriggan, in April 1904. Frank will explore how the new bakery changed the lives of Balbriggan and Skerries natives alike. He will also examine the great rivalry that grew up between Spicer’s and the Mills Bakery owned by William Ennis in Skerries. Part one brings the story up as far as 1942. The rest of the history of Spicer’s in Balbriggan will follow at a later date.