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by 1871 John Russell Frears was in business in Leicester as a grocer; he went onto develop a baking business

1928 The bread-making part of the business was joined with Blacks Bread Co to form Frears and Blacks

After that the firm concentrated on production of biscuits.

1939 Charles Russell Frears was managing director of a biscuit manufacturer.

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