George Cadbury

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George Cadbury (September 19, 1839 - October 24, 1922) was the third son of Quaker John Cadbury, the founder of Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company.

Together with his brother Richard he took over the family business in 1861 and in 1878 they acquired 14 acres (5.7 hectares) of land in open country, four miles (6 km) south of Birmingham where they opened a new factory in 1879. Over the following years more land was acquired and a model village, designed by architect William Alexander Harvey, was built for his workers which became known as Bournville.

Cadbury donated the Lickey Hills Country Park to the people of Birmingham.

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