Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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National Canning Co

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Shortly after WWI, Wisbech Produce Canners was formed as a private company by Samuel Wallace Smedley, with some fruit growers, to bring to Britain canning techniques then in use in the USA.[1]

1931 Public company incorporated to acquire Wisbech Produce Canners

1935 The 4th Ordinary General Meeting of the company with Samuel Wallace Smedley presiding [2]

Also see British Fish Canners

1968 Imperial Tobacco Co acquired National Canning, maker of Smedley's canned and frozen foods[3]

1981 Sold to TKM Foods[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 02, 1931
  2. The Times (london, england), Thursday, Jul 25, 1935
  3. The Times Mar 19, 1968
  4. The Times, Apr 03, 1982