Montrose baker to hang up his apron after 50 years

Wendy, Tommy snr and Tommy jnr Frost at their premises in Ferry Street
Wendy, Tommy snr and Tommy jnr Frost at their premises in Ferry Street

A well-known baker in Montrose is hanging up his rolling pin and apron for the final time at the end of the year.

Tommy Frost (65) will be retiring from Frost the Bakers after 50 years working for the family-run business.

Mr Frost has been running the business for the last three decades with his wife, Sandra, who retired last year.

He is the third generation of the Frost family to run the bakery, which has been selling baked goods for 76 years in the town and has two shops - one in Ferry Street and one on the High Street.

The bakery will be staying the family with Mr Frost’s son and daughter Tommy. jnr., (43) and Wendy (40) taking the reigns - the fourth generation of the family to run it.

Wendy will be taking over control of the shops, while her brother runs the bakery.

Mr Frost said: “I feel it is time for me to retire.

“Things have changed a lot since I started working in the bakery. We now have a computer operated chill room, which chills the dough and proves it overnight, so when we come in the morning the dough is ready to be baked.”

The family said this allows them to bake more goods.

Mr Frost continued: “The bakery in Ferry Street was founded in 1938 by my grandfather. The shop in the High Street then opened up in around 1948.

“I’m happy the business is staying the family and my children will be running it. It has been a gradual process over the last few years of them taking more control.”

Frost the Bakers is now the oldest bakery in Montrose, following the closure of WJ Johnston Bakers in Castle Street earlier in the year, which had been running for 85 years and has been taken over by Arbroath bakery Pie Bob’s.

Mr Frost said he will be spending his retirement playing golf and having more holidays in the sun.