I’ve always eaten porridge for breakfast. No milk, no sugar, just a few tablespoons of rolled oats cooked in water until it looks, as my family rudely describes it, like sloppy concrete.
A plaque outside the shop tells you that it was owned by the Osgood family, known to have owned land in Salterton from 1422
Mornflake’s origins may go back even further. Although the firm’s founder William Lea began milling at the Swettenham Mill in 1675, his family connection with agriculture dates back to the time when parts of North Wales were in the ancient Kingdom of Mercea, 'Lea' being the Saxon word for 'Meadow'.
Orchard Wholefoods is at 14 High Street, Budleigh Salterton. Tel: 01395 442508.