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Great Britain Weeturbex - May 22

BikinGlynn

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Did u see what I did there ↑↑↑↑ did ya, did ya hey? Ok I wont give up the day job.

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Had this place on the radar for at least 6 month but for some reason never got my ass in gear to do it, turns out Im at least 6 months late!
Place is trashed & empty of any large items but still quite a few small bits to see. I did seem to end up with a shed load of pics so hope u enjoy.

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Weetabix Ltd., trading under the name Weetabix Food Company and commonly referred to as simply Weetabix, is a food processing company that is responsible for the production of breakfast cereal brands, including Weetabix, Alpen, Crunchy Bran and Ready Brek. The company also produces Puffins cereal and Snackimals snacks through their Barbara's Bakery division.

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The food product was originally invented in Australia in the 1920s by Bennison Osborne. Osborne and his friend Malcolm MacFarlane successfully launched Weet-Biscs in Australia and New Zealand under the sponsorship of the owner of Grain Products Ltd.,
The first Directors of the Company were Bennison Osborne, Malcolm MacFarlane, Alfred Richard Upton and Arthur Stanley Scrutton. Frank George, who had offered them the use of a disused flour mill in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, subsequently requested and was granted shares in the Company and was offered a place on the Board.

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For the purpose of differentiating between the various countries, it was decided that the product, when introduced into the United Kingdom, should be known as "Weetabix". On 13 August 1936, with the approval of the Board of Trade, the Company name was changed to Weetabix Limited.

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The Corby factory has been empty since 2019 when Weetabix consolidated its Corby operations into its other, more modern site, also on the Earlstrees Industrial Estate.
The land was originally sold by the Brudenells of Deene Park to Lloyds Ironstone Company 90 years ago, in June 1931 and then to the Corby Development Corporation in 1957 when it became part of the new town. The British Sealed Beams factory was built about three years later where car headlamps and bathroom lights were manufactured. It was open for just 17 years before the headlamps demand for its products waned. More than 530 people lost their jobs when it shut.

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The Weetabix 2 factory, formerly British Sealed Beams, is to be flattened by its new owners MPB Contractors, who bought it for a whopping £3 million at the end of last year.
Although no plans have yet been submitted for a replacement, the site looks destined for housing.

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mpre from this one here if u are interested. Thanks for looking.

 

Dmc68

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I'm from Kettering originally and you could smell Weetabix from the factory all the way from Burton latimer
 
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