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  • Jul 6:

    The Cocoa Works at 180


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    To celebrate the 180th anniversary of the York Cocoa Works I’ve looked out a few little gems from our archive that tell its story.

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  • Dec 21:

    Selection Boxes


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    Who doesn’t eat chocolate at Christmas? Here in York, chocolate has been tied up with yuletide festivities for more than a hundred years.

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  • Dec 14:

    Black Magic


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    When Black Magic was launched in 1933, Rowntree’s were fighting their way back from one of the worst financial declines in the history of the firm.

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  • Aug 18:

    Previously Unseen Archive Film of Smarties


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    The BFI have digitized some gorgeous old film of Smarties being made at our York factory from the days when it was Rowntree's.

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  • May 23:

    For the love of Shakespeare


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    While we're all enjoying the BBC's Shakespeare Festival our archivist thought that now would be a good time to talk about her Shakespeare tin.

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