In 1910 a binding twine factory was established in the prison.
Rope and twine making, iron-founding and brewing are carried on, and the town has long been famous for its gingerbread.
Twine (1572, black letter), J.
One of the big 10,000-acre farms will use up two car-loads of twine in a single harvest, enough to lay a line around the whole coast of England, Ireland and Scotland.
Other important industries are engineering, sugar-refining (established 1757), meat-preserving, flour-milling, sailcloth-making, soap-boiling, rope and twine-making, tanning, chemical manures-making, wood-sawing, hosiery, biscuit-baking, brewing, distilling and lime-juice making.