A Souvenir Of Shredded Wheat

A Souvenir of Shredded Wheat - cover

The Trust has had some more fascinating material to add to its archive as a result of the ongoing 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.

This item is from a donor whose grandfather James Gray, in 1919, was invited to join the London office of the American Shredded Wheat company. At that time this cereal was not manufactured in this country and Mr Gray was one of a staff of three.

In 1923 the firm began the construction of its British factory at Welwyn Garden City.

The New Home of Shredded Wheat

Mr Gray was appointed Sales Manager in 1925 and Sales Director in 1930, he became Managing Director in I935 and remained so until his retirement in 1948.

Executive staff including James Gray

You can see more images from our archive at the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust Facebook page. Click here to view the Shredded Wheat album.

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