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George Cadbury
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Born in Edgbaston, West Midlands
Born on 19th of September 1839
Died in Birmingham, West Midlands
Died on 24th of October 1922

Born 1839 Edgbaston, Birmingham . Died 1922 Birmingham Factory owner and Philanthropist.

The third son of Quaker John Cadbury the founder of Cadbury’s chocolate company, he took over the business with his brother Richard in 1861. In 1879 they built a new factory in Birmingham, and subsequently had William Alexander Harvey design the Bourneville village providing low cost housing for employees. George was a prime mover in setting up The Birmingham Civic Society in 1918

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