Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Days Gone By - RM Scott bakery in Tower Street was at the heart of Ipswich

09:21 17 February 2017

A busy production line at R.M.Scott's, Tower Street, Ipswich, bakery in January 1975. Picture: John Loughton/Archant

A busy production line at R.M.Scott's, Tower Street, Ipswich, bakery in January 1975. Picture: John Loughton/Archant

Archant

Ransomes Sims and Jefferies, Ransomes and Rapier and Reavell’s are just some of the Ipswich companies whose products were known world wide, writes David Kindred.

The biscuits are checked over at R.M Scott's bakeryThe biscuits are checked over at R.M Scott's bakery

All were involved in huge engineering projects and have been featured in Days Gone by over recent months. While other names featured, including Phillips and Piper and William Pretty were in the clothing industry, and Churchman’s made cigars and cigarettes. This week I feature a small bakers in the heart of Ipswich who made charcoal biscuits and shortbread for export. R M Scott were based at 11 Tower Street, Ipswich.

A busy worker at the Tower Street bakery in 1975A busy worker at the Tower Street bakery in 1975

Can you tell us more about these photographs taken at Scott's bakery?Can you tell us more about these photographs taken at Scott's bakery?

An advertisement for R.M.Scottss productsAn advertisement for R.M.Scottss products

Did you work there? Email your memories to us today

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ipswich’s MP has said work must continue to provide the town with alternative routes for diverted Orwell Bridge traffic in the wake of yesterday’s closure.

Pianos collectively worth £50,000 are being given away to schools and community groups.

Nearly 11 hours after it was closed, motorists are now able to use the Orwell Bridge.

Ipswich was again forced to deal with the disruption caused by an Orwell Bridge closure yesterday as Storm Doris wreaked havoc across East Anglia.

Storm Doris descended on Suffolk yesterday causing disruption, damage and travel misery for thousands.

Looking for days out, with or without children, this weekend? Here we bring you our weekly round up of days out ideas.

It’s not too late to book tickets and take in a great show this March. Suffolk’s theatres offer a wide range of performances to choose from with something for everyone including music, comedy, plays and wrestling.

Rush hour rail travellers at Ipswich, Stowmarket and Colchester stations, as well as all along the East Suffolk Line, are being frustrated by disruption caused by Storm Doris.

A man from Ipswich has been taken into police custody by officers investigating a stabbing.

UK Power Networks is working to restore power to thousands of homes across East Anglia after damage caused by today’s high winds.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24