Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Prayer for Today

1   Today saw the birth of George Cadbury in 1839, renowned for starting to produce the Cadbury’s chocolate that we now know.

2   He moved the factory from Birmingham itself to a new site outside the city, which he called ‘Bournville’. He is well-remembered for building there a 250-acre village of good, spacious houses for all his workers. Each house had a garden, and the village had wide open spaces - remarkable conditions for workers of the 1800s. George Cadbury sold the houses to the workers at cost price on very reasonable loans.

3   The money spent on such excellent facilities reflected the value that George Cadbury placed in each of his workers and their families. He was a committed Christian, and a member of the ‘Society of Friends’, more generally known as ‘Quakers’.

4 Let us pray:

Lord God,
may others respect and value me
as much as I do them.

Above cf. http://www.prayingeachday.org/Sept19.pdf

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