Working for Moray the Bakers in the early 50s by Janet Smith

Janet started working at Moray the Bakers as she was asked to help out and stayed on for 22 years! She started work at 6 a.m. to meet the bread and then went home for breakfast. At 10 a.m. she went back and just got on with the work of the day. Her day finished at 6 p.m. She remembers one day in January 1968 when the Gales were really bad.

“Coming home from school on very snowy days and my mother had a big plate of Tattie Soup waiting for me and my brothers. We were very hungry and it was lovely and filling and warmed me up.”

She enjoyed her work earning £2.50 a week with a day off on Wednesday. She was given a week off in winter and two weeks off in the summer.

Memory contributed by Janet Smith, Lossiemouth

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