Jacka F H BakeryNic Randall over at the Plymouth Post recently visited the Jackas Bakery on Southside Street. The Bakery has been active since the 16th Century and was selling it’s goods when Sir Francis Drake famously played bowls on the Plymouth Hoe before rolling his sleeves up and setting out to tackle the advancing Spanish Armada.

In 1596, the Fownes family owned the bakery when wheat was 30 shillings a bushell plym measure’ and barley twelve’.

Jackas would have supplied ship biscuits to the Pilgrim Fathers aboard the Mayflower; departing from what are now named the Mayflower Steps, in September 1620, for her voyage to America.

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