Christmas is almost upon us, and for many of us that means a flurry of baking.  But as you open the kitchen cupboard, spare a thought for Henry Jones.

Born in Monmouthshire in 1812, Henry Jones was a Bristol baker who, like many before him, crossed the Severn estuary to seek employment in the ‘Metropolis of the West’.  In 1838, at the age of 26, Henry Jones was married in our church at Llanfihangel Rogiet (pictured left) and in 1845 he invented self-raising flour – a blessing and a boon to bakers ever since!

Read Henry Jones’ story.

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