HiMost certainly the bread delivered by our co-op rounds man was wrapped in a greaseproof paper. Ironically it was called Golden Crust, but in reality, the crust was soft and stodgy. Mum would use the wrapper to wrap our sandwiched for work.
Pen: the man in the brown cow gown and who a very large basket over his arm was called Les. He worked the round with a younger chap with curly hair.
I do recall Les saying he had worked at the co-op bakery for over 30 years.
I like the occasional Tunnock's Caramel Bar. It is claimed that they flog 5 million per week! And 3 million of their tea cakes are apparently sold each week, though it was only 2,999,999 on this week ....Hi
I worked as a lad in 1962/5 at the coop in Stetchford If I recall the sliced loaves thick or thin were one and penny a loaf ,the tin loaves were a shilling,batches about 6d in the baskets we also had various biscuits which included Tunnock's Caramel Bars still on sale today ( lovely) I worked with a great chap called Wally Smith we served all around the Perry common area and clearly recall he used to serenade the housewives when they came to the door for the bread ( what a different world then)
Where have all those lovely cheerful types gone?I can remember the CO-OP bread van in the late 50's delivering bread to most of the Shard End estate. We had our regular roundsman named Harry; at about the age of 9 I had a Saturday morning job with him delivering the bread. He was always cheerful and totally reliable and his electric 'float' was similar to that of KVP 144 earlier in this thread. The fully charged CO-OP floats would come from the bakery, in Garretts Green, and return at a much slower pace - but would always get back to the depot.