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Monday 28 February, 2005

Whittard Of Chelsea

Holding(s) in Company

Whittard Of Chelsea PLC
28 February 2005


                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Name of company

Whittard of Chelsea Plc
...............................................................

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Schroder Investment Management Limited
...............................................................

3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18

Subsidiaries, affiliates or nominees of shareholder in 2 above
...............................................................

4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them

Chase Nominees Limited                      2,527,500
British Coal Staff Superannuation a/c P       525,602
Chase Nominees Limited                        510,702
Mineworkers' Pension Scheme                   516,196
Nortrust Nominees Limited                     600,000
Schroder Nominees Limited                     325,000    
...............................................................

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

50,000 shares
...............................................................

6. Percentage of issued class

0.21%
...............................................................

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

Nil
...............................................................

8. Percentage of issued class

Not applicable
...............................................................

9. Class of security

Ordinary 5p shares
...............................................................

10. Date of transaction

24 February 2005
...............................................................


11. Date company informed

28 February 2005
...............................................................

12. Total holding following this notification

5,005,000 shares
...............................................................

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

21.19%
...............................................................

14. Any additional information

Notification also given on behalf of Schroders plc
...............................................................

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Michael Amos   07887 946013
...............................................................

16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification

Michael Amos Company Secretary
...............................................................

Date of notification

28 February 2005
...............................................................

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