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Road her footsteps slowed at the daunting thought of what lay ahead⦠From the s through to the s as Britain endured war depression hardship and strikes the women at the Rowntree's factory in York kept the chocolates coming This is the true story of The Sweethearts the women who roasted the cocoa beans piped the icing and p. enjoyed reading this booki love local history and it was well written

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Whether in wartime or peace tales of love laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire On a warm Monday morning in just two days after leaving school fourteen year old Madge was about to join her nine brothers and sisters at Rowntree's The smell of chocolate was in the air but as she walked up the. I m not sure what made me pick up this book It s not my usual type of reading material being sort of a collection of memories of women who worked at the Rowntrees chocolate factory in the 1930s to 1990s by which time it was Nestl and a description of the ethics of the factory and the changing times especially pertaining to women in workIt was uite an eye opening if slow read much like listening to the reminiscing of your Nan I don t have one nicely condensed and put in chronological order And also I could leave the story for several hours and get on with life without feeling rude I really enjoyed it though I may be a bit biased by that I will be visiting York where the factory is in a short while

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Acked the boxes that became gifts for lovers snacks for workers and treats for children across the country More often than not their working days provided welcome relief from bad husbands and bad housing a community where they could find new confidence friendship and when the supervisor wasn't looking the occasional chocolate.. I love visiting England and this story brings up a lot of the things I enjoy about that societyThis book isn t so much about a chocolate company and the folks who worked there during the last 100 years as it is about the community and society that drove a city and region because of that chocolate company and its customs policies and morals during a bygone eraSo the stories told through the eyes of female employees over a 75 year period point out good and bad how life was lived in Yorkshire and how it changed over time for those living in York in England at large and in many senses for all of usMost of these ladies were poor by today s standards made lots of mistakes at least in hindsight suffered repeated tragedies and STILL enjoyed their lives without many regrets in spite of the travailsGood for them


10 thoughts on “The Sweethearts

  1. says:

    Charming memoirs of the girls who worked in the Rowntree's factory in York I loved hearing about the different perspectives that were worlds apart yet surprisingly similar The girls all went straight to the factory after they finished

  2. says:

    I'm not sure what made me pick up this book It's not my usual type of reading material being sort of a collection of memories of women who worked at the Rowntrees chocolate factory in the 1930s to 1990s by which time it was Nestlé

  3. says:

    2019 bk 393 The Sweethearts covers the years from the 1930's up to the 1980's through the eyes of several women who worked at the Rowntree Ch

  4. says:

    enjoyed reading this booki love local history and it was well written

  5. says:

    This book surprised m as I thought it was pure fiction and having read some similar books before about characters that wor

  6. says:

    The story of the women and girls who worked at the Rowntree’s chocolate factory in York United Kingdom A social history which explores the lives of ordinary women who worked for the giant Rowntree company It tells how although the work was hard and often physically demanding the women generally appreciated the time away from husbands and home Rowntree's seems like a paternalistic employer who valued a strong work ethic but one w

  7. says:

    There was fun and also some struggles for the young women employed in the very poor area of York Rowntree is reknowned for its chocolate and employees roast the beans fill the molds and create the boxes sold to the public as well as those presented to royalty on special occasions The book follows several girls who after their formal education ends at age 14 troop down to the interview room at Rowntree where t

  8. says:

    I love visiting England and this story brings up a lot of the things I enjoy about that societyThis book isn’t so much about a chocolate company and the folks who worked there during the last 100 years as it is about the community and society that drove a city and region because of that chocolate company and its customs policies and morals during a bygone eraSo the stories told through the eyes of female employees over a 75 year

  9. says:

    The stories of five ladies who spent all or most of their working lives at the Rowntree factory in York As a chocoholic I was intrigued by this and as the ladies all worked there at different times and different parts of th

  10. says:

    This is an interesting history that takes you back to a time where local industry dominated and provided for a community and helped create a community I enjoyed reading it and it certainly spoke a case for keeping local industry and not outsourcing all our production to third world countries I like books that open the doors to another world and the lives within it and this does I would rather read these than the homogenized pablum most b

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