From Bishop Street to Buenos Aires: Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, Dublin

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JACOBsThursday 5 October at 1.10pm in Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street.

In the first decades of the twentieth century biscuits made by workers in the Bishop Street factory of W & R Jacob & Co graced tables from Bombay to Buenos Aires. Wendy Williams will present this take and will look at many aspects of Jacob’s 160 year business legacy from the origins of the names of the biscuits to welfare provisions for the people who made them. This talk accompanies the exhibition “Jacob’s Biscuit Factory and Dublin: an assorted history” which is on display in Dublin City Library and Archive from 8th September to 27th October 2017. No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

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This event is part of the Dublin Festival of History Programme
Dublin City Library and Archive