HP Sauce My Ancestors' Legacy

by Nigel Britton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/1/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781481797023
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781481797030
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781481797047

About the Book

Today we have television programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are to thank for the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts who have now taken up the fascinating hobby of tracing their ancestors, learning about their careers and lives. The author was drawn to the history of HP Sauce and his family’s involvement, having spent several years researching childhood anecdotes. His ancestors—the Eastwood, Moore, and Britton families—all had several business interests in the Victorian and Edwardian periods in the manufacturing industries that were commonplace throughout the North and Midlands of the United Kingdom during that period. HP Sauce perhaps being one of those most famous amongst them. With decades of rumours and myths about the true meaning of the acronym HP, and with the modern medium of the Internet adding to that speculation, the author set about to seek out the truth of his ancestors involvement with the sauce, and this interest brought about his book, HP Sauce: My Ancestors’ Legacy and Its History from 1874 to 2013.

About the Author

Nigel Britton was born in Cheshire, England, during the decade. According to the prime minister of the day Harold Macmillan (Super Mac!), “You’ve never had it so good.” A comment that was thought to reflect these postwar years, the end of rationing, the beginnings of the new consumer Britain of the late 1950s. Educated in Cheshire and Cornwall, Nigel’s working life has seen him operating several businesses for over thirty-five years. A keen gardener and football fan, his other interests include home improvement, design and buildings, writing, and politics, where he has held the posts of school governor and local councillor. Nigel has a grown-up son, Daniel; a daughter, Louise; and a recent edition to the family of a grandson, Oliver.