BAKING in Crosby is set for a reprieve, after it was revealed Leigh- based company Waterfields will take over three shops in the area.
The shops, which were all formerly owned by much-loved family bakers Satterthwaites, were forced to close last month when the 102-year-old firm went into liquidation.
The premises on College Road and Moor Lane, in Crosby, and Marian Square, in Netherton, will all open in the coming weeks, with the College Road shop opening on Monday, November 12.
Waterfields chairman Richard Waterfield said that Crosby was the ideal home for his family-run business, which was formed in 1926.
Mr Waterfield said: “It was the village atmosphere of College Road which attracted us, and I think we will do so well here.
“I have lot of time for supermarkets, but the place for a bakers is on the high street.”