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Celebrating York - a city of chocolate

posted Jun 16, 2011, 1:50 PM by Sophie Jewett
We're delighted to be part of a new lecture series that celebrates the legacies that made our fair City - New Light On Old York is a program of talks organised by York Libraries and the University of York to chart the development of York into the vibrant city we see today. 

The lecture, A City of Chocolate, will take place on Monday 25th July at 6.00pm at Explore York Library Learning Centre. The lecture will shine a light on York’s sweet history and chocolate industry covering families such as, The Tukes, Cravens, Terrys and Rowntrees. After hearing about the past, we’ll get hands-on and make our own chocolate.

The big confectionery families of York have shaped the city as we know it today, as well as playing an enormous role in the development of the country's love for chocolate and sweets. We'll explore the journey they took, how they evolved and the products they created that we all know and love.  

Tickets are £10 per person, participants must enroll by calling 01904 552806 or visiting the University of York website