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

with Wendy Williams

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. This talk 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. For further information on the exhibition email

Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street on 5th October at 1.10pm

No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

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