Picture Archive: Community, Politics, Law & Order

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Florrie and Bessie Howden baking bread in a communal brick bread oven which was situated at the end of Mickley Square, Mickley Colliery, Northumberland (1920s). The loaves were usually baked in the pan rather than as cottage or flat loaves. The lady wielding the shovel wears a man's cap - a very common habit in pit villages.

Image: (c) Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

Photo Number 5820. Used with permission.

(Lytebox viewer by Markus F. Hay, 2006-2012 CC BY)