Catalogue description EDWARD BAKER LTD, CORNARD MILLS

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

Details of HC545
Reference: HC545
Title: EDWARD BAKER LTD, CORNARD MILLS
Description:

Business, family and miscellaneous records

 

HC545/A Corporate records

 

HC545/B Records relating to shares

 

HC545/C Company Secretary's papers

 

HC545/D Financial records

 

HC545/E Production records

 

HC545/F Advertising

 

HC545/G Staff

 

HC545/H Premises and plant

 

HC545/I Subsidiary companies

 

HC545/J Miscellaneous

 

HC545/K Baker family records

 

HC545/L Records not relating to the firm or the family

Date: 1794-1989
Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Baker, Edward, fl 1851, miller, of Great Cornard, Suffolk

Physical description: 12 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:

acc. nos. 9808, 9823

Publication note:

For more information see Hugh Baker, The Story of Cornard Mills (1994)

Subjects:
  • Edward Baker Ltd, 1922-1955, Great Cornard, Suffolk
  • Edward Baker Holdings Ltd, 1955-1989, Great Cornard, Suffolk and Maldon, Essex
  • Baker, Sydney, fl 1901, miller, of Great Cornard, Suffolk
Administrative / biographical background:

Edward Baker purchased Great Cornard mill in 1851. He was succeeded on his death in 1891 by his son Sydney, who was joined in 1901 by G.B. Stannard. Sydney Baker's eldest son Alan succeeded his late father in 1921 and a limited company - Edward Baker Ltd - was created in the following year. In due course Alan Baker's brothers Kenneth, Edward and Hugh joined the company as directors.

 

The company bought Greens Mill, Maldon in 1943.

 

In 1955 the company was restructured. Edward Baker Ltd was renamed Edward Baker Holdings Ltd, with a new Edward Baker Ltd and Green Bros (Maldon) as operating companies. In 1967 flour milling was concentrated at Maldon, the Cornard site being used for the production of animal feeds.

 

Edward Baker Holdings Ltd was sold in 1989 to Harrisons and Crosfield plc.

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