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Holland's Pies is a manufacturer of pies and puddings based in Baxenden, near Accrington in Lancashire, England. Owned by Northern Foods, the company also produce pasties, sausage rolls.
1851 Founded by John Whittaker as a confectioners shop in Haslingden, Lancashire.
1890 Walter Holland bought the business
1907 Moved to a much larger bakery, from where pies were delivered locally by horse and cart. 1927 The first of Holland’s famous brightly painted vans appeared, and by 1938 there was a fleet of 20 vans making regular deliveries around the North West.
Cake production ended at the bakery due to sugar-rationing during World War II, and meat pies became more popular.
After the war, in 1946, the decision was taken to sell the company to R. Gummer, a provisions firm of London and Liverpool.
Following the sale of Pork Farms to Vision Capital in 2007, Holland's remained part of the Northern Foods portfolio - the pies and puddings were sold at 85% of chip shops in North West England.