Colman took over a mustard and flour milling business based at Stoke Holy Cross, four miles south of Norwich on the river Tas, where 30 staff were employed.
More than 40 years on and the business outgrew its original premises and was moved to its current site in Carrow, Norwich. The new mustard mill was built in 1854 and the whole business operation was transferred to the site in 1862 and eventually employed nearly 2,000 staff.
The business went through various acquisitions and changes and was bought by Unilever in 1995.
There are now around 250 staff employed at the site, which it shares with Britvic.
However, in FoodManufacture.co.uk’s picture gallery, you can see that the working factory remains true to its past.