AN innovative new map has been developed that highlights the region’s historic buildings, allowing users to access more information about them. The map uses data from Open Street Map and English Heritage and shows the extent of Bournville’s cultural heritage.
In the first of a series of articles about the history of Bournville and Cadbury, Abigail Thomas-Brown looks at how the chocolate manufacturer created Birmingham’s garden suburb.
WHAT did local people have to say about Bournville 25 years ago? Well now we know thanks to the BBC making available people’s testimonies, written in 1986, about the whole of the UK.
AN innovative project based in nearby Stirchley is looking for local residents who may have old cine film or video recordings of Stirchley, Cotteridge or surrounding areas.
There’s a new blog that’s worth taking note of if you’re at all interested in what life was like in Bournville in the post Second World War period. ‘Bernard’ is a retired Mechanical Engineer no longer living in the area but who has started a fascinating blog about his life growing up here.
A nursery school founded by the Cadbury family has been reflecting on its rich 100-plus year history in an article in the current edition of Carl Chinn’s Brummagem Magazine. The article was sparked by staff at Selly Oak Nursery School finding a treasure-trove of archive material in the nursery loft.
A map of Bournville from 1898 gives an intriguing glimpse of how the suburb evolved following the development of the Cadbury Factory. Although much of the layout of the suburb is similar to how it is now, the map, an illustration from a 1964 book entitled ‘A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7′, [...]
The Bournville Society, whose monthly meetings focus on local history and promote interest in Bournville, met yesterday for their second talk of the new season. Last month the Society welcomed railway enthusiast Mike Flavell who, with his wife Audrey, presented a series of short films from train tracks in the area and abroad. Yesterday Peter [...]
Back in the days when Dalziel and Pascoe was still a popular crime-busting BBC drama series, my street was used as a location for one of the sets. The location manager told us the Cadbury houses were great for the series, because many of them resembled Yorkshire houses – perfect for the fictional town of [...]
Anyone remember what Bournville looked like circa 1920? There may well be some in the village who have a recollection from their parents’ accounts, but a number of paintings from local boy Michael Reilly, now online, show the village in its Cadbury prime. Reilly also did posters for the London Underground. And these pictures, showcased [...]