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 163,364 pages of information and 245,904 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.

Wagon Wheels

From Graces Guide

Wagon Wheels were invented by Garry Weston (1927-2002) (son of W. Garfield Weston). Garry Weston worked for his father's business in Australia before taking over his UK family business.

1948 The biscuits were first launched at the time of the 1948 Olympia Food Fair.

The original factory in Slough produced the biscuit with crinkled edges and corn cobs rather than the updated smoother edges.

1971 the company made its one billionth Wagon Wheel in Llantarnam.[1]

Early 1980s The original factory which produced the biscuit in Slough was transferred to an updated and modern factory in Llantarnam in South Wales.

2000 Associated British Foods sold its Burton's Foods business.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Cwmbran history