29th April sees a ‘Baedeker raid’ over York. The Homestead is damaged, plus the Rowntree warehouse in North Street is hit by incendiary bombs and gutted. This building is the oldest part of the original Rowntree factory, having been bought by the company in 1882.
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@ChocolateLoveTO@jrf_uk@jrct_uk@JRRT1904 Thank you. We recognise this too. It has always been clear that the company operated during the period of colonialism, but this can also feel like new info. Catherine Hall's descriptions of 'knowing and not knowing' & 'turning a blind eye' feel helpful in capturing this duality.