Crich bakery used to be home to German prisoners of war

The view of Crich Quarry from the top of Crich Memorial Tower.

The view of Crich Quarry from the top of Crich Memorial Tower.

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A bakery in Crich was home to German prisoners of war during the winter throughout WWI, as they worked in the Quarry.

Still a bakery today, The Loaf was used by the prisoners, who slept in tents near to the site where they worked during the summer, as a place to stay during the colder months.

During the war, what is now The Loaf was still a bakery and also a candle factory, and it is claimed that some local residents at the time were kind to the prisoners.

 

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