Place a layer of broken stale bread in the bottom of a well-greased pudding pan and then a layer of thinly-sliced pears. Season each layer of bread and pears slightly with nutmeg and cinnamon. When the dish is full pour over One cup of syrup, One-half cup of brown sugar, One cup of water. Stir until sugar is dissolved and then bake in a slow oven for one hour. Serve with custard sauce.