Anfield bakery to reopen after online funding venture

Mitchell's in Anfield
Mitchell's will reopen after a community group turned to the Internet for help. Photo: ITV Granada

A family-run bakery in the shadow of Anfield football stadium that closed in 2010 will reopen, thanks to the work of a community group.

Mitchell's was forced to close because of economic decline in the area. It had served the residents of Anfield for more than a century.

The group have raised enough money to get Mitchell's open again. It will be known as Homebaked Community Bakery.

The co-operative needed to raise £13,000 to buy an oven. To do that they turned to Kickstarter, a social crowd-funding website.

They have also been serving up pies and cakes on match days to help with fundraising.

The total soared past the target on Wednesday, passing the £14,000 mark by late evening. Hundreds of people around the world have backed the project so far.

The Homebaked team tweeted: "Excellent news. We just hit our goal, so we're getting our oven. Mitchell's will be baking again soon!"

ITV's Adam McClean reported on the project as fundraising began in December: