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Arscotts Bakery

posted by Des on 23 May 2015 at 6:31 pm

Does anyone have any memories of Arscott's bakery which I believe was in St Leonard's Road. I believe it burnt down sometime possibly in the 50's. My father worked there and I can remember visiting him when he was working a night shift. He would give me a lump of dough to take home and I would watch it rise as I travelled home.

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posted by Margaret on 28 Aug 2015 at 9:37 pm

Arscott's bakery shop and tearoom was certainly in St Leonards Road. Some time later it was Seeboard's shop. The bakery itself was behind the shop and was accessed by a footpath round the corner in Wilton Road behind the corner shop, Ephron's furniture store. There was no fire at Arscott's, it was Ephron's that was totally gutted by fire. That is why the present building on that corner is so much more modern than the shops.Arscott's was founded by Jethro Arscott, who died in 1946. Other members of the family followed. I remember Owen Arscott. There were further Arscott's shops in Devonshire Road and Wilton Road. My grandfather Bert Arscott was one of Jethro's younger brothers and was also a baker. He had shops in Sidley and Beaconsfield Road.

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posted by Margaret on 29 Aug 2015 at 3:22 pm

Further to my previoous message, I have found Ephron's fire mentioned on the National Archives website. It gives the date 20 June 1955,

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posted by Les Beaumont on 26 Jul 2016 at 12:56 pm

I am researching Arscott's bakery. My father was awarded the J Arscott Cup at bakery school at Brighton Technical College in 1948. I have now tracked down the bakery, and a profile of J Arscott junior (Alan). Does anyone have more information about the bakery and why he donated a trophy?

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