You can’t beet sugar

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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