Welcome to the Herbert History website.
This web site has been produced by pupils of the Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College in Haverhill. We have been working in partnership with the Herbert Group Ltd, one of the oldest companies in the country. Some of the text here we got from talking to the current chairman, Mr Richard Herbert. We thank him for writing a lot of the family history.
The Herbert company began as a scale maker and went on to produce weighing equipment for the food industry. Still essentially a family firm, it is a now a major supplier of electronic scales to the supermarket industry.
The company has a huge collection of objects and photographs going back over 200 years; most of it has not been seen by the public. The collection that we have put together tells many stories about life in Britain in the past. We hope it will be useful to anyone interested in how selling food has changed over the last two hundred years and more.
This site is archived for preservation by the British Library.
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