A thriving industry
Today, Jersey is served by a small number of bakeries although most bread is imported from the UK. This trend accelerated greatly in 2013 when Sandpiper shut down CI Bakery, blaming the closure on the availability of cheap UK bread.
But Jersey once had a thriving baking industry – in the days before additives, dough conditioners and the Chorleywood Process meant that bread stayed fresh for longer. Many of the main streets in St Helier had a bakery and there were also bakeries in the countryside.
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Some of the bakeries were:
A.A. Downer – St Ouen
Du Feu’s – Great Union Road.
La Rocque Bakery, T.W. Gilbert.
W.C. White’s, Model Steam Bakery – St Mark’s Road.
P.J. Du Heaume, Family Baker and Confectioner – 20, Queen Street.
Lipscombe Ltd – 1, Sand Street.
W. Gaudin, Ornamental Pastry Cook and Confectioner - 32 King Street.
E. Bird, Steam Bakery – 36 New Street.
Tanner’s – Corner of Bath Street and Robin Place.
Trehearn’s – Corner of Dumaresq Street and Hue Street.
Le Brun’s Bakery – Brighton Road.
E. Le Brun, Baker and Flour Dealer - First Tower.
Robinson’s – Corner of Bath Street and Charles Street.
Baal’s - Cheapside.
Durell’s – Corner of Bath Street and Philips Street.
A.J. Rive’s – Corner of David Place and Stopford Road.
A.G. Rive’s – La Motte Street.
Wilmett’s – Corner of Byron Road and Stopford Road.
Vienna Bakery – Inside the Central Market.
Henry Ori’s – Corner of St Clement’s Road and Hastings Road.
Sunshine Bakery – Bath Street.
Baal’s – Bath Street.
The Pantry – Halkett Street.
Wayside Bakery - St Ouen.
Syvret’s Bakery - St Mary.
La Boulangerie Le Flohic – Georgetown and St Ouen.
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