George Cadbury


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Cadbury, George,

1839–1922, English manufacturer and social reformer; husband of Elizabeth Mary CadburyCadbury, Dame Elizabeth
, 1858–1951, English social worker and philanthropist, b. Elizabeth Mary Taylor, studied in France and Germany; wife of George Cadbury. She became interested in social service and was active in many organizations working for improvement in
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. In 1861, Cadbury and his brother Richard assumed control of their father's Birmingham cocoa and chocolate factory. Interested in housing problems, the brothers moved (1880) the plant to Bournville and laid out a garden village. The successful venture influenced European model housing and garden citygarden city,
an ideal, self-contained community of predetermined area and population surrounded by a greenbelt. As formulated by Sir Ebenezer Howard, the garden city was intended to bring together the economic and cultural advantages of both city and country living, with land
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 projects. Agitation for national old-age pensions and insurance was financed by Cadbury, who also worked to eliminate harsh labor conditions.
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Founder George Cadbury campaigned for the old age pension and the welfare state, believed in social rights for workers and once said: "Nearly all my money is invested in businesses in which the first thought is of the welfare of the people employed.
com benhurst @ IT was the dream of George Cadbury - to have a fruit tree in every garden of Bournville to help residents live healthier lives.
I think George Cadbury would think it was inspiring.
Famous ones include Saltaire in Bradford, built by Titus Salt, and Bourneville, south of Birmingham, built by Quaker George Cadbury.
George Cadbury founded Bournville by building a chocolate-making factory and workers' cottages in what was then a rural setting.
He claimed Whyte's credentials were vouched for by city slicker and chocolate heir George Cadbury.
The building was formerly the Cadbury's Dining Block, built in the 1920s and the original external features have been retained, remaining true to Cadbury's rich heritage there which traces all the way back to 1878 and its eponymous founder George Cadbury.
GIVING: Andrew Home, K Home International chief executive; LONG TRADITION: Cadbury's model village at Bournville, and George Cadbury, inset
It has been completely free of pubs and off-licences since it was founded by Quaker chocolate baron George Cadbury in the 1890s.
Founded by chocolate magnate George Cadbury, according to Quaker principles of peace, social justice and sobriety, it had no pubs, no off-licences and no shops selling alcohol.
MYTH 1: "Homes were just for Cadbury workers" WHILE it's true that some Cadbury employees lived in the homes that George Cadbury developed, Bournville was never intended just to house workers from his chocolate factory.
Chief executive Peter Roach said: "We welcome the news that peers have voted for an amendment to the Charities Bill, which would prevent charitable trusts like ourselves being forced to sell the social housing that was built through the goodwill of our founder George Cadbury for those most in need, not just for workers of his chocolate factory as many believe.