The story of Carr's began in 1831, when Jonathan Dodgson Carr established a small bakery in Carlisle, England. The business thrived, and in 1841, it was granted the Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria, an award held by Carr's ever since. Table Water crackers evolved from 19th century hard tack ship's biscuits. Jonathan Dodgson Car created the first Table Water cracker in 1890, and began exporting to America in 1892. The Table Water recipe-using soft Cumbrian water, local wheat flour, and brick orens for baking - remains unchanged to this day.