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H. S. Whiteside and Co

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General food manufacturer, especially chocolate, sugar confectionery and peanut butter, nuts, dates and dried fruits, chocolate coverture. Factories at Camberwell and Golborne, Lancs.

1925 Incorporated as a private company, Gilbert Ltd

1927 Name changed to present title

1946 Became a public company. Trademark Sunpat. Disposed of Stanwhite subsidiary[1]

1957 Acquired Elizabeth Shaw[2]

1958 Acquired Maconochie Foods[3]

1962 Formed Branded Foods Ltd in conjunction with Marmite Ltd to manufacture snack foods under the Sun-Pat and Marmite brands[4]

1965 Identified large discrepancy in stock values; planned to close Camberwell factory[5]

1967 The receiver sold Sun-Pat Products and Maconochie Brothers (Hadfield), both of Hadfield near Glossop, to Rowntree and Co[6].

1967 The company was put into liquidation[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, January 6, 1947
  2. The Times July 27, 1957
  3. The Times, October 3, 1958
  4. The Times September 24, 1962
  5. The Times, July 23, 1965
  6. The Times, June 21, 1967
  7. The London Gazette 8 December 1967