Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

One-Time Baker Now a Top Senior; President's Skills Mean Great Meals on Club Days

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

One-Time Baker Now a Top Senior; President's Skills Mean Great Meals on Club Days

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Byline: tonia moorton tonia.moorton@northernstar.com.au

MOST people around Lismore will know Alasdair Watts, but they might not know he was an award-winning baker.

The Lismore Heights man has been the president of the Lismore Senior Citizens Social Club for 13 years and held a career as a baker pastry cook when he was younger.

"I won some prizes at the shows for different sections and my best was probably the square condensed loaf," he said.

"I came second to the best baker in Australia in the Brisbane Bread Show once which was a big achievement for me as there were probably about 25 to 30 people competing.

"Now I use my skills when we have a fun day at the club. When we have hot meals, I do the barbecue, even though I try to pass it off but no one will take it on - I'm probably doing too good a job."

Mr Watts was born at Alstonville, went to Lismore High and has been on the Northern Rivers for most of his life. …

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