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There was once.
placename:- Wiper's Kendal Mint Cake
locality:- Kendal
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
confectioner's; Kendal Mint Cake works
coordinates:- SD51499288
10Km square:- SD59

1Km square SD5192

object:-
A Present from the Lakes / [vignette scenes] / ORIGINAL CELEBRATED / KENDAL MINT CAKE / MANUFACTURED BY / ROBERT WIPER / ... / STRICKLANDGATE KENDAL
date:- 1964
period:- 1960s

advertisement:- see:- : 1926: Auld Kendal: Atkinson and Pollitt (Kendal, Westmorland)

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person:- confectioner : Wiper, Robert
date:- 1926
period:- 1920s

hearsay Joseph Wiper married into the Thompson Family, confectioners, Kendal, 1869. Their shop was where Kendal Library now stands in Stricklandgate.
While boiling up a solution for glacier mints, the confectioner took his eye off his job, and when he looked back the solution had gone cloudy and had started to 'grain'. Poured out and set this was the beginning of Kendal Mint Cake: sugar and glucose and water plus oil of peppermint, boiled up, and poured at at the right stage, into trays with mould lines for a tablet.
Joseph Wiper established the Ferney Green Steam Confectionery Works, 1884. He emigrated to Canada, 1912, and the firm was taken over by his great nephew Robert Wiper. There was later a Harry Wiper, who retired in 1988; and about then the firm merged with Romney's.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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