The Cocoa Works welcomes fighting men

1000 men of 8th Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment is quartered in the Dining Block of the Cocoa Works.

When they leave in 1915, Joseph Rowntree writes to their commanding officer to say that “very pleasant and cordial” relations had existed between all concerned.

Rowntree’s make tins of chocolate for the Mayor of York, John Bowes Morell, and the Sheriff, Oscar Rowntree – to send to all serving soldiers from York.

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