Rolling back the years

Sheldon’s was started by the Master Baker Harold Sheldon. As it grew and became successful, his son Graham Sheldon took over the reins and built the business to greater heights. Nowadays, Graham is still behind his desk, but his son and daughter, Lee Sheldon and Sarah Sheldon, have joined him to help run the business and it continues to go from strength to strength.

Baking History since 1949

Baking History since 1949

Harold Sheldon takes control

Harold Sheldon takes control

Harold Sheldon takes control

Harold bought out Arthur Leigh’s share of the partnership and sold the Dukinfield bakery as a going concern.

GH Sheldon 1970 logo

Ill heath intervenes

Ill health intervenes

Due to Harold’s failing health, Graham Sheldon bought his father out and enlisted the help of his wife, Barbara Sheldon, to run the business.


Lee Sheldon is born

Lee Sheldon is born.

With the heir apparent in his cot, Graham and Barbara bought a large plot of land from the council to build an even bigger bakery.

The new bakery opens

The new bakery opens

The new bakery opens.


Sarah Sheldon is born

Sarah Sheldon is born.

Another child, another expansion. A new two storey extension was added to the bakery.

Old Extra large White Barmcakes

Extra Large Baps

Extra Large Baps.

Sheldon’s commenced production of Extra Large Baps, for people with the heartiest of Lancashire appetites.

Sheldon's Original Potato cakes

You say potato…

You say potato…

The company began producing Potato Cakes.

Volvo Estate

Volvo estate

Volvo estate

Graham brought the building next door – a John Wallwork Volvo Dealership – to increase production by around 70%

Sheldons supply Morrisons

More reasons…

More reasons …

GH Sheldon started supplying Morrison’s.

Sheldons supply Tesco

Every little

Every little …

and then we started supplying Tesco.

Olympic bid.

Manchester City Council announced that it was to bid to stage the Olympic Games of 2000. The Topaz Street bakery was right in the middle of the area the to be flattened to facilitate the Olympic bid. The company made plans for a move which would finally be completed in 1995.

Although the Olympic bid was unsuccessful, the site was eventually used to build the stadium for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, which is now the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City.