McWatters Bakery of Belfast

This old children’s rhyme brought back memories of my childhood. We often chased behind the electric bread vans chanting the poem added below. Often the driver to get rid of us would pretend to chase us down the street. We had several different rhymes for the many bread company vans. We didn’t do it for the milkmen,they must have delivered too early in the morning.
“The Belfast Bread Van Poem”
Old McWatter’s bread,, Sticks to your belly like lead…,No a bit o,wonder you fart like thunder…Old McWatter’s bread,………………….Sung by Belfast kids running behind the bread delivery man in the 1930,s thru the early 50,s
My poor old Dad would have been mad at me if he’d ever heard me saying anything against McWatters. He worked there from 1919 when he returned home from the 1st World War until his death in 1960. Wonderful memories of long ago.
Cheers and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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