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Offline charlie finbow

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can anyone help
« on: April 04, 2014, 17:38:45 pm »
I want to know where the word chedlet came from.   I worked at Wincanton Bodyworks and next door was the St Ival factory which was known as the chedlet.   where did this word come from and what does it mean any help would be appreciated.

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Re: can anyone help
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 18:20:01 pm »
They used to make Chedlet cheese as shown on the links below





http://www.vanishederas.com/chedlet-cheese-aplin--barrett-shop-dummy-display-carton-c1930s-50s-sold-12169-p.asp

The main product before the Second World War,and the one for which Westbury has become wellknown, was 'Chedlet' cheeses. This cheese is madefrom processed Cheddar cheese. Before the war largeamounts of cheese for this purpose were importedfrom Canada, although the greater part of the cheeseused came from the Aplin & Barrett factories atFrome, Yeovil, and elsewhere. Since the war nearlyall of the cheese used has been made in England: in1956 90 per cent. came from the other Aplin &Barrett factories. Many technical advances in themanufacture of processed cheese have been made atWestbury; the most important of these was theevolution of 'Nisaplin', a product which destroysgas-forming bacteria in processed cheese. Duringthe war manufacture was suspended, although from1942 or 1943 blocks of cheese for the ration werepacked in the factory. Aplin & Barrett Ltd. distributetheir own products, and during the war a vehiclebody-building and van service department wasopened in the precincts of the Westbury factory.Production has gradually recovered since the end ofthe war. 'Chedlets' have never been the sole productand in 1956 'St. Ivel Favorites', 'Golden MeadowCheese Spread', 'St. Ivel Gorgonzola', variouscheese spreads with tomato, celery, and ham added,and 'Cheddies', pieces of Cheddar cheese packed inpolythene bags, were also made. From 1948 to 1954 icecream was made, but in 1954 the ice-cream premiseswere let to Meddocream Ltd., a Birmingham firm.

From: 'Other industries', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 4 (1959), pp. 220-253. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=102814  Date accessed: 04 April 2014.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=102814
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Re: can anyone help
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 22:23:27 pm »
Y [app] [app]    great info  maxi   

I worked there from 79 until 84

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Re: can anyone help
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 20:50:29 pm »
Thank you Maxi really appreciated just goes to show you are smarter than an old  drummer boy. [beer] [beer]