Weston's Bakery

These days many people get the weather report on their smartphone or iPad. Years ago we all got it the old-fashioned way. We opened the door and stuck our nose outside or we checked the thermometer. One of the items in the Historical Society’s collection is a Ben Weston Bakery thermometer fashioned in the old key style.

Weston’s Bakery was started by Fred Weston, a homeboy, and continued on by his son, Spencer who always known as Ben. An ad in the Tavistock Gazette dated November 16, 1917 stated that “WESTON’S BREAD is made in the home-made way, with the best of materials and potato yeast”.

Do you remember Weston’s bread or better still, Benny’s coffee cake and hot cross buns?