The Life of Richard Cadbury

Socialist, Philanthropist & Chocolatier

Diane Wordsworth

In 1824, John Cadbury opened a grocer's shop in Bull Street in Birmingham and started to sell tea, coffee and drinking chocolate alongside everything else. In 1831, he opened a factory and started to manufacture his own product, and by 1842 the company was selling almost 30 different types of drinking chocolate and cocoa.
Date Published :
July 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526768254
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$39.95

Overview
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In 1824, John Cadbury opened a grocer’s shop in Bull Street in Birmingham and started to sell tea, coffee and drinking chocolate alongside everything else. In 1831, he opened a factory and started to manufacture his own product, and by 1842 the company was selling almost 30 different types of drinking chocolate and cocoa.

In 1861, the now floundering firm was taken over by two of his sons, Richard and George, who turned things around and continued to grow the company into the organization we see today.

There is a lot of information available about George Cadbury, but the only previously published biography of his older brother Richard is now out of print. The Life of Richard Cadbury is a brand-new biography hoping to put that straight, looking at the history and background behind the socialist, philanthropist, and chocolatier.

About The Author
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Diane Wordsworth’s work has appeared worldwide. Primarily a broadcast journalist, she also edits and proofreads books and magazines. Diane moved from Solihull to Yorkshire in 2004, where she now writes and edits on a full-time basis. She is currently exploring an A to Z of Yorkshire with her husband, Ian.

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