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Firm prepares for heritage trail

Fruit snacks company Whitworths is stepping back in time with the opening of a heritage suite at its in Northamptonshire headquarters.

The firm is appealing for people to supply items of historical interest ahead of the opening later this year at Orchard House in Irthlingborough.

The suite will trace the firm's origins from 1886 to the present day.

Items of interest include newspaper clippings, photos, packaging, posters and stories which people would share.

The company, which employs 310 people, hopes that local schools will be able to use it as a learning resource.

Chief executive Peter Utting says the heritage suite will chart the evolution of the company in detail over the last century.

"Many of our former employees still live in the area and take an active interest in the company.

!We are appealing to them to provide information or items of historical interest that we can use."

Anyone wishing to supply material can contact Alison Lloyd at

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