Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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January 1899.
Advertising sign.
June 1911.
January 1919. Baking powder.
March 1921.
April 1922.
October 1925.
December 1927.
September 1928.
June 1933.
December 1934.
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April 1946.

of London

1831 George Borwick, the founder of George Borwick and Sons married Jane Hudson, whose father gave them a formula for baking powder which they experimented at making for 11 years before selling the product.

c1853 George's son joined the business.

1864 A factory was set up in London to meet increasing demand for the product.

1885 The company began to sell their products from a market stall in Walthamstow.

1920-30s The product was sold in a shop on the High Street in Walthamstow.

2008 Borwick's baking powder is now manufactured and sold by Irish food manufacturing company, the Kerry Group.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5