Tourist attraction hopes for sweet success

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DEVELOPERS behind a tourist attraction to showcase York’s confectionery history over the last 150 years have revealed the name of the £2m venture.

The latest addition to the city’s hugely successful tourism sector is due to open in the spring and will be called Chocolate – York’s Sweet Story. The project in King’s Square is being overseen by York-based firm Continuum, whose chief executive Juliana Delaney and general manager Ann Gurnell are shown cutting a celebratory cake.

Continuum helped establish one of the city’s other leading attractions, the Jorvik Viking Centre, and the new centre will provide an interactive experience for visitors to sample chocolate products while learning more about the confectionery trade.

Actors will help tell the story of the confectionary industry and dynasties such as Rowntree’s and Terry’s as well as some of the lesser-known figures including early sweet and chocolate makers Mary Craven and Mary Tuke. PICTURE: GERARD BINKS