Bakers win appeal
THE Christian owners of a bakery at the centre of the “gay cake” case expressed “delight and relief” after winning a Supreme Court appeal over a claim that they had discriminated against a customer.
Five justices at the UK’s highest court allowed a challenge by the McArthur family, who run Ashers bakery in Belfast, in a unanimous ruling in London.
The legal action was originally brought by gay rights activist Gareth Lee, who was refused a cake with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” on it. A SWEET-TOOTHED Cadbury fan is handing over 5,000 pieces of memorabilia to the company’s archives after accumulating tins, boxes and mugs over 40 years.
Gill Cocks is preparing to part with six cabinets chocfull of collected items – which even survived a flood caused by the Beast from the East.
The collection boasts some extremely old and rare pieces, such as Richard Tapper Cadbury’s bible from the 1800s, and some quirkier items such as a milk churn and mini-Cadbury vehicles. Mrs Cocks said the company believes it is the “biggest private collection” of Cadbury memorabilia in the world.
After beginning her search for the chocolatier’s merchandise in the late 1970s, Mrs Cocks said she feels it is now the right time to give it up because the collection has “got a life of its own”.
As a gesture of thanks for handing her collection over, the Cadbury Foundation made a £5,000 donation to Mrs Cocks’s chosen charity, We All Matter, which builds and strengthens positive and supportive relationships in Gloucestershire.
The memorabilia will be catalogued and dated at the Cadbury archive in Bournville, Birmingham, and go on display at Cadbury World.