We are delighted to announce our third annual International Bread Festival takes place at Castle Ward on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May.
After his much-loved bread making demonstrations in 2013 French master-baker Richard Bertinet is once again involved with the popular event, which in the past has attracted visitors from around the world including Germany, Spain, France, Italy, USA and Australia.
Further details will be released on this website as well as www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castleward and www/facebook.com/NTCastleward in the coming weeks.
If you want to get involved with the International Bread Festival 2014 why not come onboard as one of our event volunteers?
For further details or to register your interest phone Sarah Sharp in Visitor Services on 028 4488 1204
* Bread was eaten at least 7,500 years ago and remains our staple food today. It was called 'The Staff of Life' in Biblical times!
* The record for the longest loaf ever produced is held by a bakery in Acapulco, Mexico, which baked a 9,200 metre `Rosca de Reyes` loaf in January 1996
* The sandwich commemorates the Earl of Sandwich - a famous gambler. A slice of meat between two slices of bread could be eaten without having to leave the gaming table for a meal!
* We eat the equivalent of over 9 million large loaves of bread every day.
Thanks to Andrew Ingredients of Lisburn for these bread facts
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Volunteering gives you the opportunity to do something worthwhile, make new friends and have a good time.
Working in this historical site will never be boring and with welcoming and friendly staff, members and volunteers, you are guaranteed an experience you’ll never forget