1006A Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2HG
Hear the story of Neale Thomson - outside his home, his bakery, and on the site of ‘Greek’ Thomson cottages where he housed his bakers. Find out about his business and the baking of the once renowned Crossmyloof Bread!
Little known philanthropist Neale Thomson took over his father and grandfather's cotton business in the Gorbals in 1843. Shocked by the poor quality of bread available to his workers, he set up the Crossmyloof Bakery to provide them with decently made affordable loaves. Soon there was so much demand for it that the bakery grew in size, with outlets all over the city where people queued for the famous Crossmyloof Bread! The lot of the journeyman baker was a hard one at that time, and Neale Thomson set about to ensure that his bakers were given much better working conditions than was common at that time.
Sat 15th & Sun 16th, 10.30am & 2.30pm; 75 minutes
Meeting point: The Glad Cafe venue
Booking: Fully booked
Saturday 15th September 10.30am
Saturday 15th September 2.30pm
Sunday 16th September 10.30am
Sunday 16th September 2.30pm
There is some metered parking on Pollokshaws Road, and free parking in the back streets
Some of the paths in Queens Park are uneven, and some road crossing will be required, otherwise it is fully accessible, and someone in a wheelchair has accompanied us in the past.
Some venues may have areas with limited accessibility, we will make accessibility information available in each of the tours booking pages.
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