Bournville a town in Worcestershire is famous for its close connections to the history of the Cadbury Schweppes company. Cadbury's as we know it today started from humble beginnings in Bull Street, Birmingham. A shop was opened by John Cadbury in 1824. It did not start as a confectionery shop but sold tea and coffee and home made drinking chocolate or cocoa which he made himself for his customers.
In those days cocoa and chocolate was a luxury and affordable by only the wealthy. John's experiments with chocolate and an aggressive marketing campaign soon made him a leading trader in Birmingham. The shop prospered and became more and more popular.
By the early 1840's Cadbury operated from a factory in Bridge Street and went into partnership with his brother Benjamin. Chocolate was now within reach of the masses. New processes and a new product called cocoa essence helped the business improve after hard times, so much so that by the turn of the decade they were able to move from the Bridge Street factory to what is now Bournville.
This collection of publications all relate to events or people in Bourneville at various times. Titles included in this collection:
- The Bournville Story
- Bourneville Village Trust
- Royal Visit to Bourneville May 21 1919
- Royal Visits to Bournville 1919-1929-1939
- George Cadbury
- 50 Years of the Bournville Athletics Club 1890-1946
- George Cadbury 1839-1922
- Bourne Works and the War 1914-19
High quality scanned images of the whole of all of the original books. A wealth of information and a snapshot in time. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended), and is also fully searchable. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
System Requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or better, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat. Also suitable for Macintosh or Unix operating systems.
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