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George Kemp (of London)

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Biscuit Manufacturers, of Cricklewood

1921 Cake manufacturers, of Brewery Road, London N[1]

1932 The Home Secretary gave permission for the employment on two day-shifts, of women of 18 and young persons of 16 years of age and over in mixing, baking, packing and labelling at the works of Messrs. George Kemp Limited, North Circular Road, N.W.2, subject to the conditions that a worker shall not be employed in the afternoon shift in consecutive weeks and that suitable cloakroom and messroom accommodation and washing facilities shall be provided; and that the Secretary of State may at any time require the occupiers to make such special arrangements for the conveyance of workers living at a distance or otherwise for the welfare of such workers as may be necessary to prevent hardship.[2]

1936 of North Circular Road, London NW 2[3]

1942 Scribbans and Co purchased more shares in the business

By 1945, Scribbans owned the business and it had set up subsidiaries Scribbans-Kemp in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Presumably this was the basis for what later became Kemps Biscuits

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Sources of Information

  1. 1921 Hughes' Business Directory
  2. London Gazette 24 May 1932
  3. 1936 Kelly´s Directory of Kilburn, Willesden, Cricklewood and Harlesden