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Chocolate festival in Bristol over Easter weekend

Bristol will be celebrating one of its oldest industries this weekend - a two day chocolate festival is coming to the waterfront.

Star of the show will be a 30 kilogram model of the SS Great Britain, which is being built at a chocolate shop in Bedminster.

Caron Bell reports.


Exhibition doors open to chocolate lovers in Bristol

Early versions of famous chocolate bars Credit: ITV News West Country

A new exhibition celebrating the region's chocolate hertiage has opened at the M Shed in Bristol today. Chocolate lovers are able to see five hundred different objects on display dating back to 1729.

It runs for three months and tells the story of the early days of manufacturing, to the rise of big names like Shaws and Frys.

Chocolate exhibition in Bristol

Chocolate has featured in Bristol’s history for more than 250 years. Now an exhibition is opening at M Shed celebrating the city’s connections to one of the nation’s favourite products.

Visitors will be able to explore the history, mystery, magic and science of chocolate - learning stories about the people who made confectionary in Bristol.

Andy King is the exhibition's curator: