Born and Bread: Swifts, Wheaton Aston

first_imgEach month we bring you the art of baking, passed down through generations in another historic British companySwifts have been baking since 1863 from their base in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire. Unusually for the time it was a female, Hannah Swift, who first brought the company to fruition – the business was a huge success and she made more money from the bakery than her labourer husband was earning from the land.Hannah ran the bakery business with the help of her daughter Harriet until Hannah’s nephew Tom took over at the age of 19, after serving his bakery apprenticeship at West Bromwich and Stafford.Tom married and had seven children, one of which was Charles Swift. After working with his father and serving in field bakeries during World War Two, based in Mombasa, East Africa, Charles returned to carry on the baking tradition.Charles wrote about his experiences in a small booklet, My Wartime Experiences: “There were no freezers in those days, so regular deliveries were essential. At Christmas time the village people would bring their turkeys and geese to me on Christmas Day so that they could be cooked in the bakehouse ovens – they were always cooked to perfection.”Charles then bought his own bakery in the small village of Gnosall, five miles from Wheaton Aston, and this is where Richard Swift was born.Richard served his apprenticeship at Gnosall, before attending Birmingham College of Food & Technology and then becoming the bakery manager at Gnosall.In 1978 he then left his father’s business to move to Clee Hill in Shropshire, where the Swift baking tradition continues under Richard’s watchful eye to this day.Richard says of the move: “That’s always been the story in our family – my father left his dad to set up by himself. I left my father and set up by myself, and my two sons have also come up with new ideas so that they can make their own mark.”There are now three generations of Swifts working at the business, following in Hannah’s floury footsteps – Elliot, the sixth generation, has just completed his apprenticeship through the Craft Bakers Association.Of the family nature of the business John Swift says: “There must be lots of family bakers that have the same thing, but the next generation always think we know best. And sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t – new methods and practices have to be taken on board, but sometimes your father and your grandfather are right, sometimes the old ways are the best ways!”Last year John starred in the BBC Two programme Victorian Bakers – each episode covered a different moment in history, starting in the 1830s when bread was vital to the survival of the nation and everything was done by hand, through the tough times of the industrial revolution in the 1870s, to the dawn of modern baking at the turn of the century.Today Swifts runs two bakeries and five shops in the Shropshire area, as well as supplying local hotels, restaurants and pubs. Richard Swift is due to retire this year, at which point John will take over….Powered by Cincopa Slideshow HTML for Business solution.BB Swifts Born and Breadcameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 1829fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0166666675orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:56:45 PMwidth 2835cameramodel NIKON D700cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 867fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0333333351orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:56:49 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 915fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0166666675orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:57:01 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700cameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 300height 2047fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.0166666675orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 8/7/2013 4:57:27 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700focallength 50flash 16cameramake Canonheight 2646fnumber 1.4exposuretime 0.0125camerasoftware Capture One 8 Macintoriginaldate 7/8/2015 3:10:45 PMwidth 3968cameramodel Canon EOS-1D Ccameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 45height 2130fnumber 5.6exposuretime 0.004orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5.originaldate 9/4/2013 2:34:11 PMwidth 1417cameramodel NIKON D700Timeline 1863 – Hannah Swift founds the bakery 1890 – Tom Swift takes over at the age of 19 1928 – Tom’s son Charles and his brother Walter join the family business 1941-1945 – Charles Swift serves in field bakeries in Mombasa, East Africa, in WW2 1978 – Richard Swift moves the business from Staffordshire to Shropshire 2017 – John Swift takes over the family businesslast_img read more

OnePlus 9 Series Rumoured to Have 3 Distinct Models, Key Specifications Surface

first_imgIs OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Although OnePlus is said to bring three new models to the market, one of them is rumoured to arrive as a new mid-range refresh. It is likely to be the successor to the OnePlus 8T and may just be debuted as the OnePlus 9T. However, OnePlus could bring the third model in the series as a new option altogether that might be called the OnePlus 9 Ultra.OnePlus hasn’t yet provided any details about the OnePlus 9 series. It’s, therefore, safe to consider the rumours with a pinch of salt.Having said that, a recent report suggested that the OnePlus 9 could debut in the middle of March next year. The company may, thus, spill some beans around the time of its official launch.- Advertisement – OnePlus 9 series could have three different models, with two of them called the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, new leaks suggest. The third model may get official as the OnePlus 9T — a successor to the newly launched OnePlus 8T that debuted just last month — or might be called the OnePlus 9 Ultra. All three models in the OnePlus 9 series are rumoured to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. The phones may also include a hole-punch display design, with a selfie camera cutout featuring at the centre.A tipster who goes by pseudonym TechDroider on Twitter has claimed that the OnePlus 9 carries a model number LE2110, while the OnePlus 9 Pro is said to have model numbers LE2117, LE2119, and LE2120. The third model in the series is rumoured to carry a model number LE2127.- Advertisement – The given model numbers match with the initial two letters of the codename ‘Lemonade’ that was recently rumoured to have an association with one of the OnePlus 9 models.In addition to the information posted by the tipster, an article has emerged on Weibo that details the specifications of the OnePlus 9 series.OnePlus 9 series specifications (expected)The OnePlus 9 series is said to have the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC. As per the leaks, of the models in the series will have a 144Hz display, an IP68-certified build, NFC support, and dual stereo speakers. It could also offer 65W fast wired and 40W wireless charging technologies. Further, the one model in the OnePlus 9 series is said to have a centred-align hole-punch design that could be similar to the cutout featured on models including the Samsung Galaxy S20 series.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Wisconsin defense reveals holes in first away win

first_imgCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It didn’t take long for the Wisconsin football team (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) to build up an insurmountable lead against Illinois (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) Saturday night as Wisconsin jumped out to a 21-0 lead on its first three drives before stealing a 56-32 win away from home.However, while the UW offense was firing on all cylinders, the defense suffered a number of hiccups throughout the game that allowed Illinois to rack up 32 points — the second most Wisconsin has allowed this season — and 319 yards through the air.“We’re going to have to be better than that on defense,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “You have to give a lot of credit to Illinois, they are hard to stop … We had too many mental breakdowns … and we can correct [those mistakes].Through the first seven games in 2013, Wisconsin has developed a reputation as a team that makes big plays — particularly on pass plays from redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave to senior wide out Jared Abbrederis — but Saturday night it was Illinois that made the big plays through the air.During the night, Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase torched the Badgers to the tune of 249 yards alone, completing the night’s longest pass for 51 yards.That pass — with Illinois trailing Wisconsin 21-3 in the first half — gave the Illini a glimmer of hope when, three plays later, Illinois had reduced the Badgers’ lead to 11 with 6:38 left in the second quarter.Junior cornerback Peniel Jean said while the team is happy about the way it preformed in its first road win of the season, giving up these kinds of plays in the future could be much more costly.“They had three, four big plays which accumulated to like 330 yards,” Jean said. “They should have only had like 200 yards of offense. We take away those plays and it would have been a great game.”Beyond the secondary’s weaknesses giving up big plays Saturday night, the Wisconsin defense as a whole gave up eight penalties for 93 yards.“There were a couple miscues that we had,” redshirt sophomore Darius Hillary said. “We have to look at film, learn from it and then correct it. We have the bye week this upcoming week, so it would be the perfect time to correct those mistakes and move on.”Even though the Badgers allowed 32 points on the night, they started the game strong — forcing the Illini to punt on their first four possessions.Saturday’s win was the third time this season Wisconsin has given up 31 points or more to its opponent on the road, but the first time it has come home victorious in that scenario.Wisconsin’s slow deterioration of defense closely followed the loss of senior linebacker Chris Borland, who was forced to leave the game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. Redshirt junior Marcus Trotter filled in while he was out and led the Badgers with nine tackles.While the injury is not serious and it is likely he will return when Wisconsin takes the field against Iowa Nov. 2 in Iowa City, it may have revealed a new concern for a team that has depended on youth in a number of spots on defense this year.Andersen rejected the idea that the team struggled without its leader on the field for much of the game, but said if that was the case it is something that will need to be remedied quickly as the season moves on and Wisconsin tries to claw its way back into the Big Ten Championship picture.“It’s possible [not having Borland] hurt us,” Andersen said. “I thought Trotter played well. There are a lot of packages going on … with Illinois. That is part of their scheme and they do a good job with it, and you have to react on defense in a positive way.”Gordon reaches milestoneAs Illinois gave Wisconsin trouble through the air, Wisconsin ran the 102nd-ranked defense in the country ragged to the tune of 289 yards and seven touchdowns.Redshirt sophomore Melvin Gordon played no small part in that attack in a milestone day for the second-year player.He finished with 142 yards on only 17 carries which was good enough to put him over 1,000 yards rushing in 2013 — the first time that he has done so in his brief career as a Badger.For Gordon, the chance to reach the 1,000-yard mark was a special moment for him in his coming-of-age as a college football running back.“It’s pretty cool,” Gordon said. “Coach always gave me crap about it in the offseason. It’s a good mark to have, but [those personal milestones] aren’t really what I’m focused on.”With Gordon reaching the milestone Saturday, at least one Wisconsin running back has done so each season going back to 2005. Gordon sits tied with former running back P.J. Hill as the fastest to the milestone, needing only seven games and 107 carries to complete the task.last_img read more

Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone In response to an inquiry about the alleged incident involving Sterling, Greater Manchester Police said Monday in a statement it has been “made aware that a 23-year-old man had been subject to a racially aggravated assault.”The police force said no official report has been made but that officers were treating the incident as a hate crime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s win over Swansea MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling attempts a shot at goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad stadium, in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England — Police are investigating the alleged assault of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling at the club’s training ground.The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday that Sterling was kicked and racially abused as he arrived at City’s Etihad Campus on Saturday, hours before scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more