At the close of WW1 Thomas (Tom) H Allen came back from the war and shortly after started a small wholesale confectionery selling to local shops from a motorbike.
Within a short time Tom was able to progress to opening a small warehouse located at yard 2 (White Hart Yard) Stricklandgate , Kendal.
It was here that he started to produce "Kendal Mint Cake" a hard candy peppermint bar.
After the end of WW2 Tom was joined by his 2 sons. Ken & Jack. Ken joined the business by managing a small news shop on Stricklandgate and Jack worked at the warehouse and made the mint cake
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