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  • Jun 23:

    Long-lost photos of the fallen


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé Archivist and Historian

    This is a copy of a photo album that was found at one of our factories. The photographs are of Nestlé UK employees who had gone away to serve their country during the First World War. We're making them available to the public for the first time.

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  • Sep 17:

    Remembering Our Belgian Refugees


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    One hundred years ago this autumn, the first wave of an estimated 250,000 Belgians made their way to England as refugees of the hostilities in their native land. Rowntree’s Haxby road factory (now Nestlé’s home of Kit Kat) welcomed scores of Belgian refugees to York.

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  • Aug 5:

    The Boys of The Tutbury Factory


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War we’re looking back on some of the ways that the conflict touched our UK factories. Today’s memory comes from the Tutbury factory, where a recent donation to the archive...

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