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Matthew Walker (of Derby)

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of Derby

Maker of the large majority of Christmas Puddings in the UK - around 20 million

1899 Commenced trading by Matthew Walwyn Walker

1967 John Walwyn Walker, the son of Matthew, sold the business

1967 Moved from premises in Exeter Street to new factory in Heanor

1992 Bought by Northern Foods

2015 Employing 160 with 350 close to Christmas

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