The bakery on the corner
Having decided I was going to do a project on bakeries I started ringing around those that I knew of.
Sgt. Bun is one of those lovely bakeries that sits near a junction of a couple of roads in my home town of Weymouth. Almost literally the corner-shop bakery.
Some time back in the 1930s it was started. It used to be known as the Marquis Bakery and run by someone called Mr Vaux. Ian told me that he and his wife Val Temple took it over back in 1981. Martin Sadler joined in 1984. They’ve been working there together forever it seems.
My notes tell me that a six month stint as a baker as a lad has turned into 60 years in bakery for Ian. That’s some going.
Thanks to Val and Ian Temple and Martin Sadler for being my first bakery on the project proper as I shaped it up from its starter (bread puns).
Postscript: after sending Ian a link to this post he tells me that when he started baking in Farnham he worked for Tom Cornwell. See earlier posts to know that Cornwell Celebration Cakes in Cranleigh is the same family (not related to us as best I can tell). That makes Ian and Val the perfect first bakery to do in my bakery project!