“In the town itself, actually within sight of the house in which Charlie lived, there was an ENORMOUS CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Just imagine that! And it wasn’t simply an ordinary enormous chocolate factory, either. It was the largest and most famous in the whole world!”
Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory .
A visit to Cadbury World today to visit Bournville’s very own ‘enormous chocolate factory’
Quakers, the Cadbury brothers introduced chocolate as an alternative to alcohol which was believed to be one of the causes of so much poverty and deprivation amongst working people.
Social philanthropists, the brothers not only made fine chocolate, but also provided for their workers health and recreational needs- groundbreaking and revolutionary in its time.
We had a great morning learning the history of the Cadbury’s, the processes of making chocolate and of course eating a few bars on the way round!