Our Proud Heritage

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193 YEARS OF BAKING…

Walker & Son was founded in Leicester in 1824 by Mark Walker, who,  along with his son, opened a butchers shop on Leicester High Street.

In the early days their sausages were a hit,  but then they built a bakery and the famous Walkers pork pie was born!

 

A TASTE OF SOMETHING DIFFERENT…..?

During the meat rationing in World War II,  Walker & Son diversified the business and, using the surplus fat of meat products and locally grown potatoes, began producing potato crisps – becoming the original creators of the famous snack brand.

This side of the business was eventually taken over by PepsiCo, leaving Walker & Son to focus on what they do best – quality meat products.

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