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Food for Thought

November 26 All day

W. Symington & Co was founded in 1827 in Market Harborough. William Symington started out in a small shop on Adam & Eve Street with tea and vegetables, until 1840 where he acquired a shop on Church Street.

As the company grew, it invented different types of food, such as Pea Flour which was taken on Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition in 1904.

A selection of table creams, and powders produced by Symington Foods
A selection of table creams, and powders produced by Symington Foods.

Take a look at the history of Symington Foods and their famous soups. Why not try finding an old Symington’s recipe book online and recreating an authentic recipe. Make sure a grown-up helps you.

You could also choose an item which takes your fancy and try to recreate the packaging

  • you could draw it
  • make a 3D cut-out
  • decorate an empty toilet roll
  • decorate a cardboard box

Use these links to help you find recipes and packaging, or search for them yourself:


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10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm



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Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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