Having seen for himself the human cost of the hated Corn Laws, which imposed strict tariffs on imported grain, Jonathan Dodgson Carr became a leading figure in the campaign to have them repealed.
Within months of the tariffs being lifted in 1846 the first samples of Canadian wheat had arrived in Cumbria in sturdy wooden trunks – and a flour revolution was about to take place.
Today our relationship with international wheat breeders and merchants, often cultivated over generations, ensures that Carr’s Flour Mills remains a champion of new wheat varieties for commercial use.
Our research and development teams continue to receive samples from all over the world, analysing them carefully to assess their suitability.
And major investment in modern mills and milling techniques means we are capable of unlocking the full potential of each carefully selected wheat.