Split Tin Bakery celebrates 40 years
Three generations of one family were celebrating on May 8 when The Split Tin Bakery marked 40 years in business.
Food fashions may come and go, but the family run bakery continues to delight the local residents in Westbury Park with the smell of freshly bread each morning. All the baked goods are made at the shop which supplies baked loaves, speciality breads, pies, filled roles, eggs and cakes.
Geoff Greenman, aged 74, learnt his trade at Ashley Hill baker, BA Witts, and then travelled the world working on voyages for P & O Lines. On his return to Bristol, Geoff and his wife Sandra opened the bakery on Coldharbour Road and his tried and tested recipes have stood the test of time.
“I’ve seen a lot of changes in Westbury Park over the years. There used to be a butchers and veg shops but we are the only traditional shop to remain,” said Geoff.
Day-to-day running of the shop has now passed to his daughter, Rachael Pedler, who works alongside her son, Harry Pedler and her sister, Beverley James. As well as being an excellent baker, Geoff spends his spare time at the allotment, bringing surplus fruit and veg for sale at the shop.