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Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory

Bardney Sugar Beet Factory was built in 1927 alongside the GNR line from Lincoln to Boston (to the east) and the river Witham (west).

It ceased processing beet in 2011, though parts of the plant are still used for bulk storage of sugar and also for sugar refining.

December 2011

Bardney, sugar beet factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory

"A British Sugar factory, built in 1927, survived the closure of the railways but ceased processing on 9 February 2001"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardney 

DB 6 November 2011

Bardney, Sugar Beet factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory

The British Sugar factory pictured in 1979 when it was still operational.

DB 1979

Bardney, Sugar Beet Factory
Brigg, Sugar Beet Factory
Brigg, Sugar Beet Factory
Brigg, Sugar Beet Factory

The sugar beet factory at Brigg, one of 18 run by the British Sugar Corporation, opened in 1928 and closed in 1991.

It was sited close to the New River Ancholme and the Sheffield-Cleethorpes railway about a mile south-west of the town.

A gas-powered station, now operated by Centrica, was built on an adjacent site in 1993.

postcard by Tuck, undated

Brigg, sugar beet factory, British Sugar Corporation, Centrica
Cleethorpes, Baker's van
Cleethorpes, Baker's van
Cleethorpes, Baker's van

Frederick Smith had a bakery in Dolphin Street, Cleethorpes in the 1920s.

Undated postcard

Cleethorpes, baker
Heckington, Pearooms
Heckington, Pearooms
Heckington, Pearooms

"Built in 1890 by Charles Sharpe and Company, international seed merchants, it was used until 1962 as a pea-sorting warehouse.

Again saved from dereliction by Heckington Village Trust in the 1970s.

It was restored as a craft, heritage and tourism centre, which is how it remained until the lease expired in 2000.

It then reverted back to the local landlord, who converted it into the gated flats you see today"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

DB 12 December 2017

Heckington, Pearoom, Charles Sharpe and Company, pea-sorting warehouse
Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road
Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road
Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road

The Smith's Potato Crisp factory was built in 1937.

"Smiths was later owned by biscuit company Nabisco, BSN and finally sold to American company PepsiCo in the 1990s.

Subsequently, Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of popular British brand Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using ex-footballer turned television presenter Gary Lineker.

Many of the products previously owned by Smith's became labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smith's branded crisps sold by Walkers"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smith%27s_Snackfood_Company 

DB 28 January 2019

Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road, Walkers, pepsico
Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road
Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road
Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road

The Smith's Potato Crisp factory was built in 1937 but is now largely dedicated to the production of Quavers.

"Quavers are a British snack food, originally made by Smiths, and now produced by Walkers.

Walkers, owned by PepsiCo, purchased the Quavers brand in 1997, when it became one of the Frito Lay International brand names"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quavers 

DB 28 January 2019 

Lincoln, Smith's Crisps Factory, Newark Road, Factory, Walkers, Pepsico, quavers