A GRANDFATHER from Gwent will be teaching his love of bread making at a festival which celebrates the craft skills of talented older people.

Clive Lillow, 76, from Abergavenny, will be returning to GrandFest on June 5, in Spitalfields, London.

Now in its second year, the festival is presented by Royal Voluntary Service and GrandMakers, with older people, all over 70-years-old, running master classes to pass on the heritage skills they have learnt and perfected over the years to the younger generation.

As president of the Royal Voluntary Service, The Duchess of Cornwall recently met them all and got a sneak preview of the skills they plan to showcase.

The festival is expected to be bigger and better than last year, taking over nearby cafes, shops and museums with free master classes in craft skills such as knitting, preserve making, jewellery making and bread making.

Bread making has been in Mr Lillow's family since the 1800s. He first became interested in practising the art as a young boy, when he would watch his great aunt working in her bakery in a small village in west Wales.

It soon became a life-long passion. Mr Lillow now makes fresh bread every other day for him and his family to enjoy.

He said: “People often give up with bread making as minor mistakes can cause the whole loaf to fail, but I’ve got some great tips that will guarantee a perfect loaf every time. Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to perfect your technique, there’s something for you at my masterclass.”

For more information on the festival visit www.grandfest.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/