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Carr's Milling Industries

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Carr's Milling Industries plc still based in Carlisle own Carr's Flour Mills and agricultural supplies business, and have recently appeared in UK supermarkets through their Carr's Breadmaker flour range.

Carr's Milling Industries also own companies involved in light engineering.

Carr's is the name of foodstuff and agricultural brands historically derived from founder Jonathan Dodgson Carr but now owned and marketed by more than one separate company.

In 1831, Carr formed a small bakery and biscuit factory in the English city of Carlisle; he received a royal warrant in 1841. His company grew to include flour milling and he was heavily involved in the nearby port of Silloth

1886 His successor Henry Carr opened a flour mill in Silloth.

Among the members of the Carr family who worked for the business was former Commando Capt Richard Carr MBE, who was decorated for repeated escape attempts from Italian and German PW camps during WW2.

Carr's is perhaps best known as a brand of English crackers or Water biscuits.

Since 1972 the Carr's biscuit factory has been part of United Biscuits, and the Carrs branded products are marketed in the USA by the Kellogg Company. The factory today is known officially as McVities but still known locally as Carr's.

In March 2012, it was announced that Carr's had lost its Royal Warrant due to 'changing tastes' in the Royal Household

2014 Acquired Chirton Engineering

Change name to Carr's Group

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