Frys former chocolate factory once stood in the Union Street/Pithay area (later moved production to Somerdale Keynsham). J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd merged their financial interests with Cadbury in 1919. The earliest records of J.S. Fry & Sons go back to 1728, when a Bristol apothecary called Walter Churchman started his business.
Walter Churchman must have been one of the authorities on chocolate making in his day because in 1729 he was granted Letters Patent by George II.
Fry's head office once stood on the corner now the site of the Odeon Cinema.
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