Several ideas have been put forward as to the origin of the name Bread and Cheese Hill, some say that it is due to the shape of the hill resembling a cottage loaf, others disagree. If you have any suggestion as to its origin please add it to the comments.
In slippery and snowy weather the hill can become impassable as cars and other vehicles slide down the steep incline. It is not unusual for the hill to be closed by only a light flurry of snow.
Bread and Cheese Hill is now a busy road with a constant stream of traffic, very different to these pictures of the 1950’s and earlier. Half way down the hill a new bus lane was installed in May 2011 to ease congestion.