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George Borwick and Sons

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of Salisbury House, London Wall, London, EC2. Telephone: Clerkenwell 4814, Cables: "Borbapowd, Avenue, London"

1831 George Borwick, the founder of George Borwick and Sons married Jane Hudson, whose father gave them a formula for baking powder which they experimented at making for 11 years before selling the product - see Borwick's.

c1853 George's son joined the business.

1864 A factory was set up in London to meet increasing demand for the product.

1885 The company began to sell their products from a market stall in Walthamstow.

1920-30s The Borwick's product was sold in a shop on the High Street in Walthamstow.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Baking Powder, Custard and Blanc-Mange Powder, Lemon Barley Powder. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No.745) [1]

By 1957 was a subsidiary of H. J. Green and Co[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p36
  2. The Times Jan. 21, 1957