Spratt's Dog Food Factory


Spratt's Dog Food Factory

Once home to James Spratts groundbreaking pet food formulas

Location: Morris Road, Poplar, E14 6NQ

Description: This startling red brick factory nicely visible from the DLR was opened in 1899 to produce American James Spratts groundbreaking pet food formulas.

It was billed by Spratt himself as the largest pet food factory in the world. He had previously operated since 1860 in High Holborn.

Barges would deliver ingredients, specially fish heads and other products for processing into pet food.

Before 1914 the factory also made food for human consumption under the Poplar brand - it's claimed that in the Boer War 4 million biscuits a week were made for the British Army here.

Spratt was also an advertising pioneer and encouraged the idea that his biscuits used buffalo meat by putting up adverts showing Native Americans hunting bison the first use of billboards in London.

This was also where Charles Cruft worked, who the famous dog show was established by.

Themes: PioneerPioneer Theme  AnimalAnimal Theme  IndustryIndustry Theme
Spratt's Dog Food Factory

Once home to James Spratts groundbreaking pet food formulas

Ranking This Month: 1807/3019

Pages Hit This Month: 5


Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


The King of Scouting Lived here», 7.2km

Dick Whittington lived here.», 3.3km

Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk», 2.1km

The shop of Ignatius Sancho», 5.7km

The First Human Cannonball», 5.1km

Stanley I Presume?», 4.7km

Spratt's Dog Food Factory», 0km

Mr Morse and his special Code», 5.4km

Howard Carter's Birthplace», 7.8km

London's First Traffic Island», 5.4km

Location Pinpointed: