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Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Kibworth was home to several large businesses, some with national and international renown.

Amongst these businesses were: Johnson & Barnes Ltd., Hosiery manufacturers; Gents of Leicester Ltd., makers of electric clocks and recording devices; Evans hatchery, suppliers of chicks to a worldwide market; and J E Slater Ltd., point of display designers and manufacturers.

We are currently researching these businesses and will  add information and detail as progress is made in the research.

If you have any information, photographs, or memories of these businesses, or of any other Kibworth or Smeeton business, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the Society at history@kibworth.plus.com or write to us c/o 8 Merton Way, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester LE8 0NU.