1857-James Peek (1800-1879), an already wealthy tea importer, opened a biscuit factory in a former sugar refinery in Dockhead, Mill Street, London.
1860 - James was joined by George Hender Frean (1824 - 1903), a relative, but Peek's younger son was reluctant to work under Frean and soon after returning to his family home in Devon, the factory employed 8 workers.
1861 - Peek Freans begins exporting biscuits to Australia
1865 - Introduces the popular Pearl, a smaller, lighter, sweeter biscuit
1866 - James Carr buys 10 acres of market gardens adjacent to the railway viaduct in Drummond Road, Bermondsey, and James's Peek's son-in-law Thomas Stone joins to build the biscuit factory while James Peek retires.
1867 - James Carr joins Peek and Frean as apprentices to open the biscuit factory in Drummond Road, Bermondsey.
1870 - The Bermondsey factory was large and was the first factory to provide doctors and dentist care to workers, and there was a fire station, the demand for biscuits increased as it supplied biscuits to the French Army in the Franco-Prussian War, 220,000,000 6x2 inches Paris biscuits were given
1872 - Biscuit export to Canada financed by the Rothschilds and driven by French immigrants to Canada for biscuits
1873 - Fire destroyed Mill Street factory
1879 - James Peek died in Torquay
1880-Peek Freans becomes the first electricity-fed factory in London
1887 - George Frean retires after much argument with Thomas Stone, Peek's son-in-law
1899 - Introduced the Chocolate Table Biscuit
1900 - Royal order to supply biscuits to the Prince of Wales
1902 - Cookie Pat a Cake biscuit was launched
1904 - James Peek's great nephew and first president Francis Hedley Peek dies, which ends the Peek and Frean families' participation in the company, but members of John Carr's family will continue to participate for several generations, with Arthur Carr becoming president and managing director
1907-Pearl biscuit production was discontinued, by that time the factory employed 1,300 boys, 1,000 girls and 250 office staff.
1910 - Introduces the cocoa flavored cream sandwich biscuit Bourbon
1911 - Bermondsey Uprising, women workers strikes for higher wages and short shifts abolish
1912 produced a record 100,000,000 cookie biscuits in 3 months
1913 - Sales have doubled since 1900, then released custard cream and opened a chocolate factory in Bedford called Meltis.
1942-Packaged 3.158.566 POW parcels
1964 - Bermondsey plant employs 1,750 workers
1984 - Largest Christmas Pudding manufacturer in the UK
1987 - Nabisco buys Peek Frean
1989 - Peek Frean's UK is bought by Danone, but biscuit sales drop 9%