A Story of a man.
There is no question the Cripps Family name is synonomous with baking in Tasmania. Transported in 1844, William Cripps, a young baker from Sussex, served his probationary labour as a station cook and baker. Freed, he ran Suttons bakery in Sandy Bay in 1860 and established a thriving family business. They were truely a rare breed the Cripps. Hewn from traditional family values. His vocation of traditional baking methods and techniques and traditional lifestyle from their homeland, they stuck to their guns, rowed their own race, wheeled their own barrow and in great fashion, created their own tradition and culture, true to the Tasmanian essence and spirit.
Whilst William himself may not have been born from Tasmania. His legacy unashamedly did. It's a testament to where we stand today. Some 170 years later.