nurses in world war ii images:
1930s Fry’s Workers Dining Hall Somerdale
Image by brizzle born and bred
information source: Somerdale Magazine, Published by J.S. Fry. Printed by The Mendip Press, Bath, Somerset.
After the First World War, Cadbury Brothers undertook a financial merger with J. S. Fry & Sons, which completed in 1919. As a result of the merger, Egbert Cadbury joined the Fry side of the business. Along with Cecil Roderick Fry he was instrumental in the relocation and of the Bristol operations of Fry from Union Street, Bristol to a 228-acre (0.92 km2) greenfield site called Somerdale Garden City, after a national competition in 1923.
As Quakers, the factory was built with social facilities, including playing fields and a large recreational sports grounds, which still today serves the town of Keynsham.
This transfer took 11 years as production was gradually transferred as the modern blocks erected. Finally completed in 1935, at its height the Somerdale workforce was in excess of 5,000. It had its own power station and railway, with connection to the Great Western Railway via sidings at Keynsham railway station.
During World War II, with chocolate production reduced due to war time rationing, spare floor capacity was taken over by Rolls Royce to produce Merlin engines.
Previously, Keynsham Cadbury was the home of Fry’s Chocolate Cream, the Double Decker, Dairy Milk, Chocolate Buttons, Cream Eggs and Mini Eggs, Cadbury’s Fudge, Chomp and Crunchie.
According to Cadbury Employees (or ‘Chocolate Welders’ as they are locally known), the Crunchie Machine makes enough bars to stretch to The Moon and back every week.
On 3 October 2007, Cadbury announced plans to close the Somerdale plant by 2010 with the loss of some 500 jobs. In an effort to maintain competitiveness in a global marketplace, production has been moved to a sister factory in Skarbimierz, Poland.
Another motivational factor was the high real estate value of the land. In the longer term it is likely the largely greenfield site will be re-classified and provide Keynsham with much needed additional housing. Labour MP for Wansdyke, Dan Norris said "news of the factory’s closure is a hard and heavy blow, not just to the workforce, but to the Keynsham community as a whole".
In late 2007 campaigns to save the Cadbury’s Factory in Somerdale were in full swing. One local resident started a campaign to urge English Heritage to protect the site, and preserve the history of the factory. This campaign is hoped to stop the land being sold for housing, and the Somerdale factory being destroyed.
In February 2010, following the takeover of Cadbury plc by Kraft Foods, the closure was confirmed to take place in 2011, and production of Cadbury products were moved to Warsaw, Poland. Production of Cadbury products was however promised to not move entirely out of the United Kingdom. The factory closed on 31 March 2011, after which machinery was shipped to Poland.
In early January 2012 the sale was agreed of the 220 acres (89 ha) site to the developer Taylor Wimpey, who wished to build 700 homes, a school, a nursing home, a restaurant and a hotel. The plans, subject to a public consultation and planning permission, would retain the existing sports facilities and rebuild the Fry Club.
The Kiss Writ Large — How to Celebrate August 14
Image by garlandcannon
No Words Photogame in Our Daily Challenge on Friday, June 27, 2014.
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-J_Day_in_Times_Square for the story of this cultural icon.
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In honor of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, August 14th, W Hotels New York (that means ALL of them) are having a "kiss contest": whomever can take their picture in front of all of the New York-area W Hotels (W New York-Times Square, -49th St., -Union Square, -Downtown and W Hoboken) and submit them to the W New York Facebook page (see links below) and bring them to the
concierge at the W Times Square the earliest on Saturday wins a free-nights stay at that hotel.
The nurse in the famous Life magazine photo, Edith Shain, passed away in June. She was honored in 2005 with a replica of the kiss, presented to her in Times Square.
Also on Saturday, a giant "kiss-in" will take place in Times Square with 6,000 buglers playing "Taps", according to Reuters. For years, people have reenacted the famous kiss (just look at the smooch Rudy Giuliani planted on his then-wife Donna Hanovor on the 50th anniversary), and on August 14th you actually have a reason to pucker up. — Huffington Post
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