Mazda Lamps factory and Mother's Pride Bakery, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:August 1964

Description:The industrial site on the far side of Newcastle Road (A34) had two factories. Farthest away from the camera is the Mother's Pride Bakery. This was part of Premier Foods group. Between the 1960s and early 1980s, Mother's Pride was the best-selling white bread in the UK. This bakery supplied most of the Midlands.

Nearer the camera is the Mazda Lamps factory. Mazda, part of AEI (Associated Electrical Industries), manufactured electric light bulbs for domestic use here between 1958 and 1964. The factories have been demolished and the site is now a mixture of office and leisure buildings.

The van turning onto the dual carriageway is a Bedford CA van built in the late 1950s.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/154-02 (204/38172)

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