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our heritage


Early 1800s

The earliest known record of the Mash family is from the early 1800s.
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Through the 1800s the business continued to prosper, with the opening of a flower stall in Brixton and the produce business re-locating to Long Acre, London.
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Henry Joseph Junior (pictured here) acquires two farms allowing Mash & Austin Ltd. to grow their own produce for the first time.
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In 1936 the business splits amicably, Harry goes on to run the Marlow farm, whilst Martin and William continue to develop the Mash & Austin Ltd. business in Covent Garden and Chesham.
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The business becomes Mash & Murrell, focusing on ship stores. In the golden era of cruising the business flourished with 140 staff providing produce to the ports of Liverpool, London and Southampton.
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A merger creates Mash Roe Ltd - a company that would become the pioneer of large scale food service distribution.
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Mash Purveyors Ltd is founded with five staff selling produce to the finest hotels and restaurants in and around London.
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The company continues to thrive whilst remaining to true to the ethos on which it was founded - Thought for Food
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