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 163,136 pages of information and 245,598 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.

Frank Cooper

From Graces Guide
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July 1977.

Frank Cooper was a British company that is famous for its "Oxford Marmalade". It continues as a brand for marmalade and jams. It carried the Royal Warrant. The range now consists of Fine Cut, Coarse Cut and Peel Free marmalades, and also two premium mincemeats.

1874 Sarah Cooper made the first batch of marmalade, which was sold from the family shop in High Street.

1903 The Frank Cooper Factory was established near the railway station on Park End Street, Oxford. The marmalade produced was especially popular with dons and students in the University. Later the factory moved to Edinburgh, while still maintaining the "Oxford Marmalade" name for promotional purposes.

2004 Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Apricot conserves were introduced.

Acquired by Centura Foods part of RHM

2007 Acquired by Premier Foods

2012 Hain Celestial Group acquired a number of British table brands such as Frank Cooper’s Marmalade, Hartley’s Jam, Roses Marmalade and Gales Honey.[1]




At 83 High Street, Oxford, there is a blue plaque (installed on 10 October 2001) that commemorates Sarah Cooper (1848–1932), marmalade maker and wife of Frank Cooper, whose shop at 83–84 High Street was the origin of the Frank Cooper jam business.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Museum of Cambridge
  • [2] Wikipedia
  • [3] Premier Foods