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Westwood Works 1903-2003


WP&P Drawplate Oven

Industrial equipment for the food, chemical and printing industries was designed, developed and manufactured at Westwood Works for nearly 100 years. During that time, it produced machinery that makes enough biscuits every year to encircle the world, bakery plant that produces the loaves, rolls and cakes bought by shoppers on every continent, equipment to make chocolate confectionery and sweets by the tens of thousands every hour, printing presses to print colour magazines and wrappers for the food on the supermarket shelf, and machines for the foundry and chemical industries around the world.

Approximately 3,000 dedicated engineers, craftsmen, designers, process technologists, administrative staff, computer operators and salespeople worked here to create the biggest and most prestigious supplier of such equipment in the World.

This website attempts to tell something of their story

Bread Baking Plant

Early BP Sugar
Wafer Oven

Biscuit Ovens

Chocolate Enrober

Printing Press

Site Contents

Site Index

The full contents of this website

About this site

How this site developed

How It Was

How Westwood Works developed over 100 years

Old Faces

The people who made it happen


Meetings, presentations and events

Sports and Pastimes

Westwood Works at play

The End

Production at Westwood Works comes to an end

Puzzle Corner

Test your memory


Memories of life at Westwood Works

The Roll Call

The Baker Perkins Family

The Appendix

The early days and further information of interest

Site Information

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