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Pearce, Duff and Co

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1950s. Tower Bridge brand of Lemon Flavouring.

of Spa Road, London, SE16.

1847 Company established by William Pearce and William Henry Duff

1880 Owned by George Pearce and Daniel Duff

1914 Partners; Daniel Duff, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Duff (born 1870), Daniel Duff Junior (1879-1953), James Thomas Hosking (1856-1922) and Leslie George Cockhead (1861-1947).

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Table Specialities: Custard, Blancmange and Ice-Cream Powders; Sponge and Pudding Mixtures; Jelly Tablets and Crystals; Cornflour; Lemonade Crystals; Baking and Raising Powders. Also various other Grocers' Sundries. (Foodstuffs Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No.747)

1947 Advert for Chemists' Sundries in Packets, Tins and Bottles for Household Use. Bi-Carbonate of Soda, Boracic Powder, Borax, Camphorated and Castor Oils, Epsom and Health Salts, Bath Cubes, Talcum Powder. (Foodstuffs Section) [1]

1970 Hugh Bidwell (1934-2013) became managing director and was chairman from 1971.

Acquired by Dalgety

1987 Part of Homepride Foods

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Adverts 42 and 312; and p212