You can’t beet sugar
PETERBOROUGH was known as the headquarters of British Sugar - one of Europe’s biggest sugar producers.
The raw material, sugar beet, was grow by about 12,000 British farmers and the Peterborough factory, on Oundle Road, handled the crop.
You can probably still remember the unmistakable smell of the beet being processed into sugar.
The factory closed in 1991, but offices still remain. Today’s three pictures show work being carried out at the British Sugar Corporation factory. Did you used to work there?
Please get in touch if you have any further information on Peterborough’s rich history with the sugar industry.