Historical information

A soup ladle from the Turner Bakery collection and used by the Turner family of C. Turner, Baker or Turner Brothers Bakery, 107 Schotters Road, Mernda. The bakery is believed to have been constructed by Moses Thomas c1870s. The Turner brothers, Charles and Stephenson baked bread in a wood fired scotch oven for sixty years. The bread was delivered by cart every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Yan Yean and the Whittlesea area, and alternative days to Mernda and Separation. The business was sold in 1948 after Stephenson's death and eventually closed. In 2007 the bakery and 100 year old oven were restored.


The ladle is significant to it's links with the historical 19th century Turner Brothers Bakery at Mernda

Physical description

Soup ladle, ceramic glazed, floral print intact.

Inscriptions & markings

No makers mark