National Canning Company Limited, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

National Canning Company Limited, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Photograph taken 10 July 2007 © Mr Peter D. Dewar. Source Historic England Archive ref: 48272

This factory was built in an Art Deco style. It was built in 1923 by the Smedley family. In around 1900 there were 5,000 acres of orchard or garden land within a seven-mile radius of the town. In the summer daily fruit trains ran to the Midlands and London. This is what led to the development of the packaging and fruit canning industry in the town.

Location

Cambridgeshire Wisbech

Period

1920s (1920 - 1929)

Tags

industry factory architecture art deco 1920s (1920 - 1929)