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Symington's Pea Flour

William Symington travelled from his home in Dumfries, Scotland and settled in Market Harborough in 1827. A young businessman and inventor, he founded a company selling tea, coffee and groceries, in the streets around St Dionysius's church.

In 1852, William invented dried pea flour that could be used for making soups and broths just by adding boiling water. It was enormously popular across the c…