Author: Whearity, Peter, F
Report by: Oona Roycroft
Synopsis: An overview of the milling and bakery trade in Fingal and beyond in the nineteenth century. The setting up of Spicer’s bakery in Balbriggan, in 1904. Rivalry with other bakeries including Ennis’s based at Skerries Mills, especially over the Poor Law contracts, providing bread to the workhouse. The rules about flour during the First World War. Industrial relations and striking bread van drivers in 1918. The various members of the bakery workforce over the years.
Industrial history, social history, family history
69 pages plus 6 pages of notes