Photographs of Cadbury’s ‘factory in a garden’ on display

image captionCadbury employees cycling to work along Bournville Lane in 1905 In the late 1870s, the Cadbury brothers built a “factory in a garden” as they expanded their increasingly successful chocolate-making empire.

George and Richard Cadbury bought farmland five miles from Birmingham city centre to realise their vision.

The village of Bournville was created for their employees, complete with schools, a railway station, leisure facilities and parks – far removed from the slums associated with many factories of the age. Large crowds at the hugely popular Rowheath Lido in 1937 Daniel Callicott, manager of Selly Manor Museum where the photos […]


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