Cadbury World and the Cadbury Family's association with Bournville and Birmingham

The Cadbury family's association with Birmingham dates back to 1824 when John Cadbury opened a grocer’s shop in Bull Street, Birmingham.  Take our feature to learn more.

Birmingham, Bournville and Cadbury

Birmingham and Bournville, as most people know well, is home to Cadbury’s, the famous manufacturer of chocolate which is now owned by Mondelez International.

But the history of the company Cadbury and the history and achievements of the family behind the company is something Birmingham and Bournville is rightly proud to showcase to the world.

Cadbury World is the place to visit to find out more about an incredible journey that has change and influenced so many lives for the better.

Photography by Daniel Sturley


The rise of the Cadbury influence

It isn’t just chocolate that we have to thank the Cadbury family for. 

The early Cadbury brothers, George and Richard had a strong belief in creating a prosperous, enterprising and inclusive community.  This ethos and support for community continues today and the Cadbury Foundation supports a variety of inspirational organisations, local and national.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Bournville in Birmingham is home to Cadbury's and chocolate continues to be manufactured here.

Photography by Elliott Brown

Through articles, a wonderful gallery, trails and other useful links, let us tell you more about this amazing family and the foundation run in the family name.  

Photography by Elliott Brown

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12 Nov 2020 - On-going


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