I was a bit disappointed in my bread drying out dispute being in my ceramic bread bin. I remembered having a conversation with an Artisan baker at a street market in Chepstow some time ago who recommended keeping the bread in its paper bag in the bread bin. I tried this last week using a bag saved from the treats purchased at the deli at Xmas and it worked! The bread kept much better.
Only problem now is finding paper bags!
I do remember my mother and Aunts in the 1950's and 1960's all hording paper bags when they shopped and reusing them. Wise women.