Archive for 08/10/2013


Shine A Light

By Dayna Woolbright

Norwich is well known for its industrial past, manufacturing textiles, shoes and mustard from the famous Colmans mustard factory, but what about chocolate?

The Gressenhall Superstore holds an abundance of social history items that relate to Norwich’s industrial heritage but it was some equipment used in Norwich’s chocolate factory that inspired this weeks blog. I also had a great personal interest in the history of locally produced chocolate as one of my earliest memories of Norwich is seeing the Nestle factory, particularly exciting for a child whose favorite book was Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory!’ So sit back and enjoy a whistle stop tour through all things chocolaty, no golden ticket required…

In 1857 Chemist, Alfred Jarman Caley came to Norwich and founded a chemists shop in London Street. By 1863 Caley was producing mineral waters in a room at the back of his shop as…

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