A sponsored walk has been organised around Bournville’s three main housing estates to help raise money for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. The three communities of Shenley, Weoley Hill and Bournville, all within the Bournville Village Trust area, will hold the event on Sunday 12th May.
A TREE on Bournville Village Green has been wrapped up in Cadbury Dairy Milk wrappers as part of an art project by Birmingham City University art student Danielle Roberts.
Bournville will have a royal visitor next week when The Duke of Gloucester visits Bournville Infant School, which is celebrating its centenary this year, and Bournville Village Trust’s redevelopment of Lower Shenley.
Homes fit for Heroes is a remarkable collection of wartime photographs of domestic life in Birmingham. Bill Brandt was commissioned by the Bournville Village Trust to record life in the cramped and often squalid Back to Backs in which so many people lived and also photograph life in newer, more modern homes.
George and Richard Cadbury set out a clear vision for a cohesive community to base their expanding chocolate factory in, called Bournville, in 1879. Father John Cadbury had set up the business because he saw chocolate as a form of social reform, against the ills of alcohol consumption in increasing poverty. The sons continued the [...]
Next week sees the Bournville Village Council meet in full for the annual public meeting. Held on Wednesday 11 November at 7.30pm at Dame Elizabeth Hall (off Oak Treet lane) the meeting is a chance for anyone in the community to find out what the council have been up to and the results of the [...]
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 [...]
Telford might not look like it has much in common with Bournville, but a new village is being designed based on the pioneering spirit of Bournville itself