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HP / HL Canning Factory
HP (Smedleys) / HL Foods Canning Factory

Further back than anyone can remember used to stand a red brick tower mill on Norwich Rd, North Walsham.
In 1940 the mill was demolished to make way for The HP Smedleys Canning Factory. The factory employed a great amount of people. I'm sure many of North Walsham's residents knows at least one person that worked at the HP Smedleys Canning Factory at one stage.

On Wednesday 7th April 2010 the demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory Started to be torn down. The end of another chapter in North Walsham.

Below can be found a selection of photographs of The Red Brick Tower mill from many moons ago and pictures of the demolition of the HP Smedley Factory.

A big thank you to Jonathan Neville of www.norfolkmills.co.uk for the mill photographs and Julie Beauchamp for the HP photographs.

Click here to view more photographs of HP Smedleys / HL Food site just before it was demolished.


To read more about the demolition check out his North Norfolk News story here


  • North Walsham Red Brick Tower Mill, 1940. (Picture shows the demolition of the mill)
  • North Walsham Red Brick Tower Mill, 1940. (Picture shows the demolition of the mill)
  • North Walsham Red Brick Tower Mill, 1940. (Picture shows the demolition of the mill)
  • North Walsham Red Brick Tower Mill, 1940. (Picture shows the demolition of the mill)
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory
  • The Demolition of the old North Walsham HP Smedleys canning factory