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Chivers Jellies

Chivers Fruit Preserving factory

History of the Fruit Preserving Factory

Chivers started making jam during a glut year in 1873.

Chivers original jam making barn circa 1873 (MoC182/71)

Histon Fruit Preserving Factory 1886 OS map

Histon, strawberry pickers, 1890s (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Histon Fruit Preserving Factory 1901 OS map


Chivers factory new chimney, c1889 (MoC18/29)

Picking raspberries near Histon in 1894 (MoC368A/75)

Filling jam jars at Chivers in 1894 (MoC300/71)

Filling jars with jam at Chiver’s factory in 1895 (MoC300/71)

Filling jam jars at Chivers in 1894 (MoC)

Fruit pickers arriving at strawberry fields near Histon c.1910 (MoC365/75)

Chivers workers picking blackcurrants (1910s) (MoC)

Chivers factory Histon, 1911 (MoC189/71)


Chivers Histon cast iron load bearing roof gutter, 1895 (MoC302/71)

Chivers fire engine and crew, 1912 (MoC)

Chivers and Sons Ltd horses (MoC)

Jam factory, Histon (1914) (MoC)


Chivers invoice 1924

Chivers Olde English Marmelade (MoC)


Chivers Histon

Chivers, Histon


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