Ahead of their time

our last outing of the schools hols was to Cadbury World in Birmingham.

And yes, you do get free samples. (That’s the only thing anyone has asked me about it).

The part I found most interesting was the history of Bournville, the town built by the Cadbury brothers for their factory workers.

As well as decent homes they built schools, a church, swimming baths, recreation grounds and a park, some of which are still in use today.

They gave advice on health - such as taking half an hour’s exercise every day - that is still relevant.

Can’t imagine many employers taking such a paternalistic approach today.