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York celebrates city's chocolate making heritage

Chocolate and sweets are still produced by manufacturers in the city today Photo: ITV News

Museums in York are celebrating the city's chocolate making heritage with a range of events taking place.

The industry has been a major employer and exhibitions featuring some of the iconic confectionery that has been made by companies including Terry's and Rowntree's over the years are on display at York Castle Museum.

It has been attracting crowds throughout the Easter weekend, who have also enjoyed seeing chocolate being made.

Chocolate and sweets are still produced by manufacturers in the city today, although the Terry's factory closed more than a decade ago.

The York Museums Trust has a number of events taking place at its venues until later this month.

It has always been a large part of history, particularly through the Victorian period in York, and it has been a big employer. We haven't really reflected it in our history, so we are bringing in a lot of objects now and putting them in the galleries to show people what life was like for people in York, as they are going through."

– Jon Power, York Museums Trust
Chocolate and sweets are still manufactured in the city today. Credit: ITV News
The chocolate industry has been a major employer, particularly during Victorian times. Credit: ITV News