Robert Roberts is born. Aged 11, he gets stuck into a bread baking and grocery apprenticeship, learning his trade from Robert Ramsbottom, a baker and flour dealer in Salford. He’s completely inspired by it all.
At the age of 30, Robert opens his own grocery business at 1 Wellington Street, Castle, Northwich. Buying groceries in bulk and selling on he did not bake bread at this time but sold lots of flour to local housewives.