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E road her footsteps slowed at the daunting thought of what lay ahead⦠From the 1930s through to the 1980s 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. enjoyed reading this booki love local history and it was well written

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And packed 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. 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 they become the next in their family to be an employee of this paternalistic firm Pay is good tho most turn over their shillings to Ma and though the hours are long they enjoy the comaraderie and trying a variety of the jobs within the huge factory A few scenes made me smile imagining Lucy Ethel on the conveyor belt line Other times I could not fathom the poverty these girls came from and for the most part remained in for their married lives 2 up 2 downs in the slums no indoor plumbing multiple kids to the bed and not a lot of food in the house The book begins in the 1930s when Rowntree is a family operation and continues through the 80s when the factory is sold to eventually Nestle I enjoyed getting to know Madge and Florence and learning the social history of that area

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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 1932 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 th. 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 at school and had no idea what to expect except for the fact that some of their families were already working there The pay was good but the hours were long and relentless and the only thing that got the girls through was their friendships and unashamed laughter


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 at school and had no idea what to expect except for the fact that some of their

  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

  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 Chocolate Candy Factory in York England Most of these women started work at the company in the

  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 worke

  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 exp

  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

  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

  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 the works it was interesting to read of their experiences of their working lives for the c

  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 co

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