Bob's Bread, Norwich UK
My wife has challenged me to bake a loaf like one that was widely sold in wholefood shops in Norwich UK in the 80s (she's named one particular shop, Renaissance in St Benedict Street). It was (?colloquially?) known as Bob's Bread.
From what I can gather it was a dense wholewheat loaf, possibly malted, without much of a rise to it (hence the alternative name, 'Bob's Bricks').
It did exist, that much I know, and isn't just a false memory of her student days, as we have found a mention of it in a blog post by someone who was also at university at around that time. But we cannot track a baker or recipe for it.
If by any chance anyone out there has any knowledge of this bread and can share any thoughts about how to produce it, you'd make my wife a happy woman!