Warm Bread.

A Memory of Burton-in-Kendal

I lived in Burton with my parents Stan & Hilda Hailey in the bakers shop in the square from 1956. I can remember my dad making fresh bread & cakes with the smell wafting through the house. I played football for Burton Thistle and helped run the club with many great friends. I moved away when I got married and my parents moved after retiring from the bakers shop, but I know my Dad missed making the bread for the village, he had a passion for it.
Geoff Hailey

A memory shared by Geoff Hailey , on Oct 15th, 2008.

Comments & feedback

Sun Aug 3rd 2014, at 3:49 pm

migueloeste commented:

In 1967, I and two fellow fraternity brothers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, were driving a very-used, newly-bought red Bedford mail truck from London to Scotland on the M-6. It was a Saturday evening in June and the skies just let loose with a torrential downpour. We got off the motorway and found ourselves entering a place called Bourton-In-Kendall and our headlights picked up the swaying and inviting sign of The King's Arms. For the next five or hours, we met a collection of wonderful people, sharing a pint or five, and ended the evening with cheers and hugs and tears. The following day, Nick and Sheila Almond bid us farewell and we departed this lovely little town. Four years later, having just returned from Viet Nam and now married, I took my new bride to England, then planned a visit to The King's Arms for a Saturday night in June. Everyone was still there (perhaps they never left?), same seats, same hearty grins and warm hand shakes, another unforgettable evening. We said goodbye to Nick and Sheila and promised we'd return. In my mind, I return often, to the magical memories in this friendly little town.

Michael West
Laguna Beach, California

Wed Sep 7th 2016, at 10:35 pm

elizabethbunce commented:

The Royal has now closed, but you can look through the windows and see the old rooms. The Kings is still there, but I seem to remember a third pub in Burton near the Royal. My Mum remembers the bakers.

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