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Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3UN

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Delicious History

Rolling countryside, open spaces and first-class access to road and rail networks. That’s why Cecil Fry chose Keynsham Hams as the site for his new factory back in 1922.

First under the name of J.S. Fry and Sons, and then Cadbury’s, the Somerdale factory produced some of the nation’s favourite confectionery for over 80 years. In its heyday everything from Crunchies and Picnics to Turkish Delight and Curly Wurly bars were manufactured here, making up a total of 57,000 tonnes of chocolate every year.

Continuing a partnership

From pantomimes and sports days, to youth clubs and concerts, the Somerdale factory also served the local community during this time. We want to ensure it continues to do so under our guardianship.

We’re thrilled to be involved in the next stage of this landmark building’s life. The Wills family, who founded St Monica Trust and the Fry family share an historical relationship which goes back more than a century. Both families played a part in the creation of the University of Bristol and today, if you look at the crest of the logo of the University you can still see the Wills and Fry family represented on the logo – the sun for the Wills family and a horse for the Frys.

In taking on Cecil Fry’s chocolate factory, we’re delighted to be continuing this relationship between the two families. And to be given the opportunity to preserve the iconic red brick buildings for future generations to enjoy.