A Family tradition since 1901
In 1901 my Great Grandfather, Charles Myers, left his native county of Derbyshire and moved to the small market town of Alford in Lincolnshire. Here he purchased a distinctive, local six-sailed windmill and store.
During this same year he made his first batch of Lincolnshire plum loaves. The delicious flavour and moist fruity texture proved very popular with the local people. Together with his two Sons, Reg and Lewis, they milled flour and baked bread in what became known as 'Myers Mill'.
In 1932 Lewis Myers and his family left Alford and went on to open a general store and bakery in Southery, Lincolnshire. A few years later Lewis and his wife Kathleen moved to the village of Mareham Le Fen where they bought the local village shop and later the the mill. Lewis continued to run the business until he was joined by his son, my father, Derek.
Derek studied the craft at Grimsby college, where he excelled winning the Renshaw cup for 'Best Student' along with several other Nationally recognised awards. Upon finishing College he continued to work at Mareham, baking for the local communtiy.
In 1969 an oppurtunity arose to purchase a shop and bakery at 20 The Bull Ring, Horncastle. Derek, along with his wife June, realised, this was an opportunity not to be missed if the business was to grow. Both bakeries ran side by side for nearly ten years until it was decided to focus on the Horncastle shop. I joined my Father in the business in 1976 and my Brother, Michael followed in 1979.
Above is the front page of our local paper showing the queue outside our bakery in December 1974 due to the bread strike.
1981 the bakery and shop were closed down for a complete refurbishment and extension, with all machinery and ovens renewed.
Since 1981 we have extended our premises on three occasions to meet demand for our products. In 2001 we opened our Café Tea Room situated next door to our existing bakery, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this June. Our most recent addition came in June 2009 when we opened our Little Deli, situated the other side of our bakery.
Along with my brother Michael, our families and our dedicated team of staff we continue to run the bakery as my father, Grand father and Great Grandfather would have wanted us to.
Our constant strive for excellence in everything we do has helped us to achieve numerous awards and recognition throughout the country.
With a growing consumer interest in speciality and regional produce, there has never been a better time for us to make people aware of what a delicious product we have to offer.