Very Rare Vintage Rowntrees Advertising Paper Board Game - A Trip to York, Circa 1920/30s
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This is a original 1920/30s paper game produced as a advertisment for Rowntrees Chocolate and titled 'A trip to York Game', unfortunately the game should have a spinner card which was also printed with the rules to the rear, the game itself is extremly rare so to find the spinner card with it would be near impossible. The front of the four fold game shows a gent sat on a gate in the country watching children racing toy cars, the text above reads - a Trip to York Game Presented by Plain Mr.York of York, Yorks. The game then opens to show a Panoramic View in Miniature of Rowntree's Cocoa Works, Yorks plus also a Aerial View of Earswick Model Village - Adjoining the Cocoa Works Estate, Yorks Minster, and the Dining Hall and Gymansia which do not feature in the panoramic view. At the bottom of these pages are also the facts - The factory estate covers 222 acres and that the employees numbered 7,000; please note at the time of Joseph Rowntree's in 1925 that the company employed 7,000, this inturn gives us the date 1920/30s. The paper game then opens up again to reveal the playing board with places of interest from London to York shown on the board. The rear of the game gives intresting facts regarding the places mentioned in the game as follows -
- Houses of Parliament
- High Barnet
- Letchworth Garden City
- and finally York
There is also the following interesting facts about THE HOUSE OF ROWNTREE (Makers of Cocoa, Jellies, Chocolates, Pastilles, Clear Gums, Lime Juice Cordial &c.
- The Prince of Wales, visiting the Cocoa Works in 1923, said - "Surely this is one of the biggest factories in the World."
- The employees number about 7,000
- The Factory estate covers 222 acres
- The Box-making department employs over 500 workers
- Dining Hall - The seating accommodation for girls alone is 2,000
- School - Classes in gymnastics, hand-work, and English are provided for girls, and gymnastics and swimming for boys; during work hours
- The total length of corridors is 13 miles
- Fire Brigade of 48 men with two motor engines
- In 1926, Plain Mr. York first issued his famous Chocolate
- On the Works estate are extensive sports grounds for Football, Cricket, Tennis, Bowls &c.; in addition to finely equipped gymnasia for the use of employees
- Adjoining the Factory estate is the Model Village of New Earswick, where a School, Folk Hall, Garage, and Recreation Grounds are provided for employees (and others) by the Joseph Rowntree Village Trust.
- When in York you are cordially invited to visit the Cocoa Works - Please make advance application to the Visitors' Section, Rowntree's Cocoa Works, York. (Works closed on Saturdays).
There is also a suggestion at the base of the rear that this game would keep in better condiition if pasted to a piece of cardboard, luckily this one never was! The Game is in Excellent Used Condition with only one small tear to the front (Please see scans). The Game measures 12" by 12" (folding to 6" square), there is a charge for postage & packaging of £2.00 to all U.K. Residents (1st Class Signed For Mail, others P.O.A), with the card being well packed against stiff card and sent in a bubbled envelope. We will also ship Worldwide no problem but please check table below for price on Postage. If you have any questions please feel free to contact!
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