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Cadbury's Marzipan Cutting Department


Cadbury's Marzipan Cutting Department


In 1902 Cadbury established a Visitors Department to manage the large number of people wishing to visit the factory and village. Nearly 4,000 people visited in the first year to glimpse the world of George Cadbury through tours of the village and the factory.1 The marzipan cutting department was a very popular feature of the tour with visitors. There are many written accounts of these visits to Bournville, including journalistic accounts of the female workforce. In 1906, a Blackburn journalist described the ‘healthy looking work-lasses’ with their rosy complexions, playing on the romantic notion of rural working.

1 Iolo A. Williams, The Firm of Cadbury: 1831-1931 (London, 1931) p.90

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Related Themes:
1901-2000 (20th century)
Food and Beverage
Photographs, Slides, Transparencies
Women's Employment
Work, Pay and Conditions

Image courtesy of: Cadbury

Donor Ref: ' BA&H: MS 466/41/4/60  (92/1784)'

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