The company moved to Tipton in 1896, claiming at the time to be the world's largest sausage producer. The company expanded during World War I, supplying canned meat products to the British Army
However, it lost market share during and after World War II, with restrictions on meat sales due to the amount of meat that was being imported and by the 1960s, with the development of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, the company was experiencing additional pressure.
In 1967 Palethorpe's constructed a purpose built factory employing 400 people in Market Drayton
The memorabilia includes original sausage boxes from the 30s and the photos include shots of the factory never been seen before in Tipton
Community Library Manager Robert Hazel says 'it is a great oportunity to come in and look at part of Tipton's past. The company was a big employer in the area and hopefully the photos will re-kindle some memories.
The exhibition will run at the library until the end of November