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In 1878 noted confectioners the Cadbury brothers purchased the Bournbrook estate on the outskirts of Birmingham. The estate comprised over 14 acres of countryside, with the Bourn river running through it. Having built a factory there, Cadburys began to manufacture their famous Bournville chocolate.
The Cadburys were among the reforming class of Victorian industrialists, providing their workers with housing, education and training. The Bournbrook estate itself had a school, a hospital, libraries and washhouses specifically for Cadbury workers.