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Pumphrey of Thornaby

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December 1934.

W. and M. Pumphrey, sugar millers, almond processors and preserve makers, of Thornaby-on-Tees.

  • 1877 Company formed.
  • Well known for introducing new working conditions which later became universal: paid holidays, rest breaks with refreshments, 5 day week, personal employer-employee relationship.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • History of Thornaby, by Ottaway and Appleby.