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Carsons Chocolate Factory, South Gloucestershire

Shortwood near Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire, Carsons Chocolates and Confectionery Ltd later taken over by Packers of Greenbank Bristol, this purpose built factory once stood on Siston Common at Shortwood built 1912 now a modern development of housing stands on the site.

 

Several firms had their own private sidings connected to the line, including the locomotive works of Peckett and Sons (from Kingswood Junction), Carson's chocolate factory at Mangotsfield, the Cattybrook brick company at Shortwood, a large grain mill at Weston and the Bath Co-operative Society's gas works and Stothert and Pitt's engineering works in the city of Bath.

 

Carson's Chocolate Factory, Siston, from the south-east, 1928 - Britain from Above

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Taken on November 17, 2007