Elders And Fyffes - A Photographic History
Amberley

Elders And Fyffes - A Photographic History

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Ubiquitous in ever supermarket and corner shop, it is hard to imagine a world without bananas. But it was once so! Britains love affair with the humble banana is as much the story of Elders & Fyffes, a company set up to import the golden fruit into the United Kingdom. Originally, British imports were of the small Cavendish banana from the Canaries but the British Government was keen to see some trade from the West Indies and in 1901 Elders & Fyffes was formed to import and distribute bananas. The first ships arrived in 1902 and the company grew and expanded. During both world wars, the fleet of Elders & Fyffes served their country as armed merchant cruisers. Product Information: ISBN: 9781445656212 Format: Paperback Author: Campbell McCutcheon Publisher: Amberley Pages: 128 Dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 x 1cm