Good Friday in times past

2 April 2021

‘I was born and bred in the town and very well remember on Good Fridays around 6:30 am, the baker’s boy coming down our street – Albert Promenade – with a tray-load of hot cross buns on his head, waking the residents with his loud cry of his wares and price of a few coppers.’

‘My father, like others, would open their bedroom windows and ask for a dozen buns to be left on the doorstep, at the same time throwing the correct money down to pay.’

From ‘Loughborough As I Remember It,’ Leicestershire Libraries, pub 1989.