Bournville? Radio 4’s Lynsey Hanley, Sara Parker, Joe Sykes and Samir Shah, please note

#Bournville remains teetotal:Quirky #Cadbury Quakers win the day

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In a recent programmelargely focussing on Port Sunlight in the Wirral, the presenter of the Juniper production for BBC Radio 4, Lynsey Hanley, rather gleefully noted the overturning of the Victorian ban on alcohol in the village of Bournville – a conservation area.

The Quaker Cadbury family, who practised temperance, ruled in 1895 that alcohol could not be consumed or sold within Bournville, in order to help workers to stay healthy.

 

Ms Hanley is advised to read the accurate statement in the Birmingham Post which explains that the 120-year-old ban on alcohol sales in Bournville remains in place.

Speaking after the decision at the council’s licensing sub-committee meeting, Peter Roach, the chief executive of the Bournville Village Trust, said that media reports had been “seeking to make a clear connection between George Cadbury’s Bournville Estate and the premises at Mary Vale Road which now have a licence to sell…

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3 thoughts on “Bournville? Radio 4’s Lynsey Hanley, Sara Parker, Joe Sykes and Samir Shah, please note

    • I have lived in Birmingham all my life and NEVER seen any Cadbury chocolate liqueurs…..I don’t think they make them because of the Quaker anti alcohol ethos…..

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