SO5709 : Foundation stone at the Lucozade Ribena Suntory factory

taken 1 year ago, near to Coleford, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Foundation stone at the Lucozade Ribena Suntory factory
Foundation stone at the Lucozade Ribena Suntory factory
Dr Vernon Charley (1906-76) was born in Blakeney SO6707 and studied Chemistry at Bristol University. Whilst working at the university's agriculture and horticulture research station at Long Ashton, he was regularly "borrowed" by the neighbouring soft drinks company H W Carter & Co. For them he developed the blackcurrant cordial launched as Ribena in 1938. He was probably instrumental in the choice of Coleford, in his native forest, as the site of Carter's new factory for Ribena after World War Two. H W Carter was bought by the Beecham group in 1955, subsequently becoming part of GlaxoSmithKline who sold the brand to Suntory of Japan in 2013. The site still makes Ribena and now Lucozade too.

Vernon Charley was a Baptist lay preacher, organist and often a source of spontaneous fun to those around him. One of his two children was my mother, Gillian (1934-2017).
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Chris Brown   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 31 July, 2017
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People, Events  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Plaque 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5745 0988 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.1571N 2:37.0953W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5745 0987
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