Walkers French Fries 1986

Walkers is a British snack food manufacturer mainly operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Walkers was founded in 1948 in Leicester, England by Henry Walker, and acquired by Lay’s owner, Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, in 1989.  It is best known for manufacturing potato crisps, and other, non-potato-based snack foods. They hold 56 percent of the British crisps market.  The Walkers site in Leicester is the largest crisp production plant in the world, producing over 11 million bags of crisps per day and using about 800 tons of potatoes.

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1980s Smiths Crisps

Smiths-CrispsSmith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. was formed by Francis Leigh Smith in the UK after World War 1. The firm started in Cricklewood, London, reputedly in Smith’s garage. In 1927 the company expanded into a factory in Brentford, London. This was enlarged in 1930. During the depression Smith travelled to Australia to expand the business. Smiths was later owned by Nabisco, BSN and finally sold toPepsiCo in the 1990s. Subsequently Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using footballer Gary Lineker. Many of the products previously owned by Smiths are now labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smiths branded crisps.

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1988 Smiths Squares feat Lenny Henry

Smith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. was formed by Francis Leigh Smith in the UK after World War 1. The firm started in Cricklewood, London, reputedly in Smith’s garage. In 1927 the company expanded into a factory inBrentford, London. This was enlarged in 1930. During the depression Smith travelled to Australia to expand the business. Smiths was later owned by Nabisco, BSN and finally sold to Pepsi Co in the 1990s. Subsequently Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using footballer Gary Lineker. Many of the products previously owned by Smiths are now labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smiths branded crisps.

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1986 Smiths Tubes

Smith’s Potato Crisps Ltd. was formed by Francis Leigh Smith in the UK after World War 1. The firm started in Cricklewood, London, reputedly in Smith’s garage. In 1927 the company expanded into a factory in Brentford, London. This was enlarged in 1930. During the depression Smith travelled to Australia to expand the business. Smiths was later owned by Nabisco, BSN and finally sold to PepsiCo in the 1990s. Subsequently Pepsico withdrew the brand, in favour of Walkers, which had been heavily marketed in a campaign using footballer Gary Lineker. Many of the products previously owned by Smiths are now labelled as Walkers, although there are still several Smiths branded crisps.

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1991 Walkers Crisps featuring Gazza

Walkers is a British snack food manufacturer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to a lesser extent on the European continent. They are best known for manufacturing crisps, and other non-potato based snack foods. They hold 47 per cent of the British crisp market.  The Walkers site in Leicester is one of the largest crisp production plants in the world, producing over 11 million bags of crisps per day and using about 800t of potatoes

Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967), nicknamed Gazza, is an English retired professional footballer.

Playing in the position of midfield, Gascoigne’s career included spells at Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers,Middlesbrough, Everton and Gansu Tianma, at all of which he scored at least one goal. He was capped 57 times for the England national football team.

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