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Stop 14: Portlaw bakery
bakery is the source for most bread in Waterford. We have to remember
when it all started back in 1914, the year World War 1 started, when John and William Corcoran, two
English brothers came back from London to our small village here in Portlaw.
They had been working for a German in his bakery but he closed it when World War
1 broke out. The brothers travelled back to Portlaw and opened their very
own bakery. They also opened two small shops--one in Brown St. and one in Main
St. The one in Main St. opened in 1968 and the one in Brown St opened in 1969.
They closed some years later. They had sold the one in Brown St. but kept the
one in Main St., which is now a house. In 1947, they sold the main bakery to Frank Madders. Today, his son,
Michael Madders is the owner.
Here are some of the types of bread which are made their every day.
Blaas, turnovers, pan loaves, viennas, bloomers, ringpan, soda bread , currant soda , bosses, rich bracks, white bracks, brown pans, health pans.