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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Back in Victorian days, Britain's cities were infamous for their squalor and their filth but George Cadbury set out to change all that, inspired by teaching adults at Birmingham's Severn Street School.
In 1893, George Cadbury bought another 120 acres for more houses as his empire expanded.
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For although the building itself dates back to the 14th century, it's actually a relatively new addition to the remarkable garden village which was created by Birmingham's famous chocolatier son George Cadbury.
Entrepreneur George Cadbury created Bournville in the 1890s to be a home for workers at the Cadbury chocolate factory, offering highquality houses, sports facilities, schools and museums.
James Cadbury, the great, great grandson of George Cadbury, is following in the footsteps of the chocolate pioneer with a new start-up inspired by the historic brand's British heritage.
In the early 1900s George Cadbury, the grandson of the company's founder, went on a mission to Switzerland with Cadbury's head confectioner to discover the secret of that country's success in milk chocolate.
The family even thoughtfully provided Bournvillians with their own medieval manor house, Selly Manor, transported at great expense from one mile away by George Cadbury.
But one that has become more widely known and revered than most is surely that of George Cadbury.
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