Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 162,868 pages of information and 245,381 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British Bakeries

From Graces Guide

British Bakeries was the bread making arm of Ranks Ltd, manufacturing Hovis, Nimble and Mothers Pride as well as supermarket own-brand bread for shops such as Tesco, Asda and The Co-operative Group.

1955 British Bakeries was set up by Hovis to hold their bread-making division, as a counter to the dominance of Allied Bakeries (Sunblest) and ensure an outlet for their flour products. Acquired W. J. Brookes and Sons

1956 Mother's Pride was marketed as a national brand by the new division.

1957 McDougalls and Hovis merged to form Hovis-McDougall.

1962 Hovis-McDougall was acquired by Ranks Ltd

1968 British Bakeries (Southern) Ltd acquired Sunters of Sunderland (incorporated in 1930)

1972 British Bakeries Ltd was renamed RHM Bakeries Ltd[1].

British Bakeries had two factories in Bradford, one in Thornbury and one on Thornton Road, which closed recently as well as further factories in Kingston upon Hull, Glasgow and Wigan.

British Bakeries parent company is now Premier Foods.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 4 January 1972
  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Companies house filings