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Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits

From Graces Guide

of Quality House, Sighthill, Edinburgh (1962)

of Edinburgh, Slough, Cwmbran and Blackpool (1972)

The first Burton's biscuits were baked by George Burton (born 1829, Leek, Staffordshire), who began production on Corporation Street, Blackpool, Lancashire.

1935 The Burton's Biscuits firm was founded by George's grandson, Joseph Burton.

Presumably acquired by Associated British Foods

At some point before 1972 Burton's acquired the factory of Weston Biscuits at Llantarnam.

1973 Burton's Gold Medal Biscuits Ltd was "part of one of the largest food organisations in the world"; advert for salesman, marketing over 300 products including the brand leader Wagon Wheels".[1]

It had a factory in Slough until the early 1980s, manufacturing potato crisps and snacks, including Potato Puffs and Fish-n-Chips savoury snacks (created by a Mr Hamer and associates). These have a cult following due to being popular with schoolkids in the '80s, but the closure of their crisp and savoury snacks factories in the early '90s brought an end to the manufacturing. This was apparently due to falling sales. Despite a demand to bring the retro snacks back, Burton's have no intention of producing them again, they now concentrate on their biscuits range.

1996 Burton's Biscuits were part of Associated British Foods[2]

2000 Merged with Horizon Biscuit Co to form Burton's Foods. The combined group had factories in Blackpool, Llantarnam in Cwmbran, South Wales, Edinburgh, Scotland, Moreton, Merseyside and Victoria Street, St Albans.

2001 Burton's Biscuits Ltd was renamed ABF Grocery Ltd but the company was not trading.


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Sources of Information

  1. Spalding Guardian 12 October 1973
  2. The Times, April 23, 1996