Search

Photo gallery: Colman’s pictures from the Unilever archive as the business celebrates 200 years in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 09:51 12 August 2014

Colman's factory street scene. Picture: UNILEVER ARCHIVE

Colman's factory street scene. Picture: UNILEVER ARCHIVE

UNILEVER ARCHIVE

These wonderful pictures come from the archives of Unilever – the company which now owns the famous Norwich brand Colman’s Mustard.

From images of employees at the famous Carrow Works, to pictures charting its philanthropic endeavours including its schools, kitchen and health and welfare services, these pictures give us an insight into the long history of this Norwich which celebrates 200 years in the city this year.

Mustard magnate Jeremiah Colman, who was born in 1777, started his business at the age of 37 when he purchased a mustard and flour mill in Stoke Holy Cross.

The entrepreneur took his adopted nephew James into partnership, and offered a range of opportunities for workers, including schooling for their children or young employees, a clothing club and leisure activities.

A number of these images were published in a booklet compiled by Unilever.

The archives of J & J Colman, which now sit at Unilever’s headquarters in Port Sunlight, on Merseyside, also include company magazines, such as Carrow Works, charting births, marriages, appointments and deaths, letter books and business correspondence recording all manner of business from 1840 to the 1940s and thousands of deeds and maps relating to company property throughout the UK.

They were awarded designation status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, to recognise the global significance of the company, and its predecessor companies.

See tomorrow’s paper for the iconic images of the famous Colman’s advertising campaigns.

Have you memories of Colman’s through the years? Drop us an email to edpletters@archant.co.uk

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

comments powered by Disqus
Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Insight

Firms which breach data protection rules are getting off lightly and could soon face multimillion pound fines, according to a Norfolk cyber security expert.

Are you the best in the business? Now’s the time to prove it.

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read
0

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100