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Appleby [née Walley], (Florence) Lucy (1920–2008), cheese-maker, was born on 1 February 1920 at Lighteach Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, one of eight children of Alfred Edward Walley (1886–1954), a farmer and Baptist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Pierpoint (1891–1964). She was educated at the high school at ...

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(Florence) Lucy Appleby (1920–2008) by unknown photographer, 1960s by kind permission of the Appleby family

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Chivers, John (1857–1929), jam manufacturer, was born on 27 June 1857 at Histon, near Cambridge, the third son of Stephen Chivers and his wife, Rebecca Frohock, from nearby Waterbeach. The Chivers family, active as farmers and fruit growers at Histon since 1806, had latterly built up a substantial trade in fruit deliveries to outside markets, assisted by the arrival of the railway in 1847. They established a wholesale depot at ...

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Jeremiah James Colman 1830–1898 by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1899 [replica; original, 1890] Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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Colman family (per. 1814–1898), mustard and starch manufacturers, traced its origins in that trade to Jeremiah Colman (1777–1851), originally a flour miller at Bawburgh, who in 1814 purchased the flour and mustard making concern of Edward Ames at Stoke Holy Cross...

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Evans, William (1864–1934), grocer and soft drinks manufacturer, was born at Trellwyn Uchaf Farm, near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales, on 24 August 1864, the oldest of the fourteen children of Thomas Evans (b. 1842/3), farmer, and his wife, Maria Francis (b. 1844/5)...

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Jones, Henry James (1812–1891), inventor of self-raising flour, was born in Bristol and baptized there on 23 January 1813 at Broadmead Baptist Church, the youngest son of Robert Jones, a Bristol confectioner, and Hannah Jefferies. Members of the Jones family had been in the bakery and grocery business in ...

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Robinson, Anthony (1762–1827), sugar refiner and writer, was born in July 1762 at Kirkland, near Wigton, in Cumberland, the youngest of three sons of John Robinson, a minor landholder. Intended for trade, he was educated at a grammar school in Wigton and apprenticed at ...