Bakery in Å – the baker’s children and aunt Margit – 1918

Norsk Fiskeværsmuseum

Sørvågen, Å • Lofoten

The baker was important to the fishing village, especially during the winter cod fishing season. 200-300 fishermen lived in the fishermen’s shacks here, and in other places like Å and Tind, who came from Beiarn, Gildeskål, Vevelstad to fish from January to April. The fishermen worked hard on land and at sea – the work made them tired and hungry.

The baker would arise early every morning to bake and deliver bread to the shop in Å. The fishermen would already be standing in line to purchase fresh bread.

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