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Whitworth Bros Ltd

  • Corporate body

The firm was founded with the construction of Victoria Mills, Wellingborough, by John Batham Whitworth. Frank George took over the firm in 1933 and 1936 became a director of Weetabix Ltd; the firm continued to own shares in Weetabix until 2003. In 1997 under Martin George the firm became the Whitworth Holdings Group and Whitworth Ltd, purveyors of dried fruits, was sold. The firm constructed new mills in Wellingborough and Peterborough from 2000 to 2009. In 2012 they purchased mills in Worksop, Langley and Holbeach from Smith's Flour Mills. In June 2016 they took over the assets of Whitley Bridge (excluding the flour mill) from Jas Bowman. In September 2016 they became the owners of Carr's Milling. In 2018 they purchased mills in Manchester and Selby from Hovis Ltd. In 2020 they began construction of a new mill at Whitley Bridge.

Witham family, millers

  • Family

G H Witham took over Erpingham smock mill around 1900 and his son Edward worked it until his death in 1959.

Hovis Ltd (2014 onwards)

  • Corporate body
  • 2014

The limited company was formed in 2014 as a joint venture between Premier Foods, owners of the Hovis brand and the Gores Group.

Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd

  • Corporate body
  • 1962-2014

Formed when Joseph Rank Ltd acquired Hovis McDougall in 1962.

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