A History of our Local supplier – Myers Bakery.
In 1901 my Great Grandfather, Charles Myers, left his native county of Derbyshire and moved to the small market town of Alford in Lincolnshire. Here he purchased a distinctive, local six-sailed windmill and store.
During this same year he made his first batch of Lincolnshire plum loaves. The delicious flavour and moist fruity texture proved very popular with the local people. Together with his two Sons, Reg and Lewis, they milled flour and baked bread in what became known as ‘Myers Mill’.
In 1932 Lewis Myers and his family left Alford and went on to open a general store and bakery in Southery, Lincolnshire. A few years later Lewis and his wife Kathleen moved to the village of Mareham Le Fen where they bought the local village shop and later the the mill. Lewis continued to run the business until he was joined by his son, my father, Derek.
Derek studied the craft at Grimsby college, where he excelled winning the Renshaw cup for ‘Best Student’ along with several other Nationally recognised awards. Upon finishing College he continued to work at Mareham, baking for the local community.
In 1969 an oppurtunity arose to purchase a shop and bakery at 20 The Bull Ring, Horncastle. Derek, along with his wife June, realised, this was an opportunity not to be missed if the business was to grow. Both bakeries ran side by side for nearly ten years until it was decided to focus on the Horncastle shop. I joined my Father in the business in 1976 and my Brother, Michael followed in 1979.
Along with my brother Michael, our families and our dedicated team of staff we continue to run the bakery as my father, Grand father and Great Grandfather would have wanted us to.
Our constant strive for excellence in everything we do has helped us to achieve numerous awards and recognition throughout the country.
With a growing consumer interest in speciality and regional produce, there has never been a better time for us to make people aware of what a delicious product we have to offer.