Cadbury Women Workers in the First World War - Heritage Talk

Cadbury Women Workers in the First World War - Heritage Talk
From 3 October 2019 at 7:00 PM
To 3 October 2019 at 8:30 PM
Cost £5 per person
Refreshments Served

The Cadbury factory women in Birmingham made a phenomenal contribution to the war effort on the Home Front, parcelling gifts (‘Comforts’) of chocolate and knitting for the servicemen abroad, as well as working voluntarily in the local auxiliary hospitals.

Join Fiona Joseph for this talk in which she shares her research into the Bournville Archives and celebrates the inspiring stories of women whose guts, spirit and compassion found expression in practical action. She will also explore the changing role of women in the workplace.

Fiona Joseph is the author of the biography Beatrice - The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune, the fact-inspired novel Comforts For The Troops, and Shugborough Estate (National Trust Guidebook)'. She frequently gives Heritage Talks about the background to her books at events in the West Midlands and further afield.


This event runs on Thursday 3rd October at 7pm

Booking essential. £5 per person

To book please call 0121 472 0199 or email [email protected]

Free admission to this event does not apply for BVT residents

The talk begins at 7pm, please do join us for a complimentary tea or coffee as you arrive. We also keep the manor open after hours for you to enjoy either before or after the talk.

Accessibility: The talk takes place in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves which is on ground level.

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