Neale Thomson and the Crossmyloof Bakery
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 21st & Sun 22nd, 10:30am & 2:30pm; 75 mins (including sourdough demo at the end)
Meeting point: The Glad Cafe venue
Booking essential - opens 1st September at 10am.
Accessibility: Limited accessibility - 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.
Nearest Train/Subway: Crossmyloof Train Station.
Parking: Concert Hall Car Park / Buchanan Galleries Car Park.