Week 28 - Scottish School of Bakery students practising their breadmaking skills,1933-1934
[Archives ref: OP 4/147/4]
In 1906, the governors of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, acting on a suggestion of the Master Bakers of Scotland, established the Scottish School of Bakery. The School offered classes in bakery, breadmaking and practical confectionery as well as more theoretical classes in physics, chemistry and biology. According to the School’s prospectus for 1933-1934, the School’s facilities included two bakeries, one for breadmaking (shown in this photograph) and another for confectionery, as well as a piping room and a laboratory for ‘bakery technic’. The students also used the College’s chemical, physical and bacteriological laboratories.
Students in breadmaking were required to wear white jackets, aprons and caps and to be equipped with a small palette knife, a bone spatula and a thermometer.
Read more about the School of Bakery here.