Historical information

The plates were used by the Turner family at C. Turner, Baker of Turner Brothers Bakery, 107 Schotters Road, Mernda. The bakery is believed to have been constructed by Moses Thomas c.1870s. 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 plates are significant to their links with the historical 19th century Turner Brothers Bakery at Mernda

Physical description

Ceramic plates from the Turner Bakery collection. One dinner plate and one bread and butter plate from a matching set, glazed pattern, 'J & G. Meakin England', scalloped edges, blue and gold pattern on face of plate, gold on rim.

Inscriptions & markings

Maker J & G Meakin England, Design 'The Garrick', Regd SOL 391413