Wren Sidhe points out there’s an exhibition of photographs of the Cadbury “factory in a garden” Bournville model village in Birmingham (see BBC article). It’s shown in Selly Manor Museum as part of Birminham Heritage Week.
The Cadburys epitomise a Quaker tradition of ethical entrepreneurship, and their success and treatment of people who worked for them stands as a remarkable example of philanthropic capitalism.
Bournville to this day is judged one of the nicest places to live in Britain.
- See also our earlier description of more local west-country Quaker chocolate heritage (including why some of us prefer today to avoid Mondelez products such as modern Cadbury’s chocolate – see here).