Charlie

…and the Chocolate Factory.

Actually, the Cadbury’s factory in Bournville, on the outskirts of Birmingham, is very much the opposite of Willy Wonka’s factory, which no-one (especially the reclusive owner) is ever seen entering or leaving. The village of Bournville was established by the Cadbury family to provide homes for the workers at the factory, and included playing fields (complete with pavilion), a fishing lake, swimming pool and bowling green. The name was taken from the Bourn Brook which runs through the site, and they stuck -ville’ on the end to make it Frenchy.

Nowadays, as well as producing a chocolatey aroma you can smell from the motorway, the factory is home to Cadbury World and is horrifically busy at half-term.