The Industrial Revolution was a time of upheaval as the
population grew and people moved from villages to towns and cities.
New machines were being invented which led to mills with
steam power (sighs of relief from animals all over!). Those stone mills
invented by the Romans and Normans were replaced by Steel Roller Mills.
As farming improved so did the grain and to meet the demands of the
growing population the amount harvested increased.
The methods for making bread changed as well. Silk seives
were introduced and baking tins were invented making it easier to slice
the bread (we are nearly at the stage of the Sliced White Loaf!)