A year on and bakers going strong after fire

Pete Elwood
Pete Elwood

One year after opening and a locally-owned bakery in Sudbury is up and running and still going strong, despite being hit by the devastating fire in the town centre.

Denise Wiffen, owner of the Bread Shop in Gainsborough Street, said: “When we took on the bakery last year the retail outlet in Borehamgate Precinct closed after only two weeks. It took a while to find the right premises but we opened The Bread Shop in Gainsborough Street last May.

“This meant we could again offer our delicious breads and cakes to retail customers in addition to our wholesale customers.”

Fortunately, the Bread Shop was saved from the fire on September 6, and was only closed for two days.

Mrs Wiffen praised the efforts of the emergency services, Sudbury Town Council and the clean up team.

Upon reopening, The Bread Bin employed all staff made redundant by the former owners at the Borehamgate bakery, including well known local baker Peter Elwood, who with his wife Valerie ran the original Bread Bin from 1992 until 2010.