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Bermondsey and Tinned Food

Bermondsey was once the hub for London’s food production with its docks handling three-quarters of the capital’s butter, cheese, bacon and canned meats. Processing factories moved here and the area became known as London’s larder.

The first tinned food was produced in Bermondsey by Bryan Donkin in 1813.

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