Bournville Heritage Online

Bournville Heritage Online
From 10 September 2020 at 10:00 AM
To 2 October 2020 at 4:00 PM
Booking No Booking Required
Cost not applicable

Welcome to Bournville Heritage Online 2020. We want to highlight the wonderful people and places of George Cadbury’s garden village, and the fascinating history it holds. Since the Cadbury factory was built here in 1879 a community has grown and flourished and we plan to share some of those stories.

Each September this incredible history is celebrated during Bournville Heritage Open Day, an event attracting thousands of people and involving over 15 historic sites which open their doors for free with exhibitions, tours and other activities. With the Covid restrictions in place this event is unable to go ahead in 2020 so we wanted to do what we can to make up for it.

Over the coming 10 days we will be bringing you a wealth of content that we hope will create a picture of what Bournville is like. For those that know it well, we hope it will help you reminisce and we would love to hear your stories. We would also love to hear from those that are discovering Bournville for the first time. You can get in touch by emailing your thoughts and pictures to [email protected] or by sharing them on social media and using the hashtag #bournvilleheritage

On this page we will be providing updates about how to access blogs, news stories, archival images, quizzes, trails and much more. We hope you enjoy Bournville Heritage Online!

From 10th September, you can also keep an eye on our News page, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please keep visiting this page - we'll be adding daily updates until 20th September!

Blogs and Articles

Remembering Bournville Heritage Open Day

Making Cadbury's Chocolate in Bournville, 1881

Bournville Personalities, 1938

Bournville Heritage Trail Leaflet

A Brief History of Bournville

Cadbury Women

Bournville's Architect: William Alexander Harvey

Cadbury Family Tree

Covid Clear Out - Bournville Archives

Royal Visits to Bournville, 1919, 1929 + 1939

Businessman + collector: The Life of Laurence Cadbury

The Lost History of Selly Manor Film

Bournville in Lockdown

Archival Images

The Bournville Works Housing Society Outing, 1926

Images of Bournville Buildings

Digging Gallows Brook, Bournville in 1919

Rowheath Lido, 1937

Cycle Racing, 1940s

The Maypole, 1920s

The Girl's Recreation Grounds

Dancing at Rowheath, 1942

Bournville Junior School and Carillon

Rowheath Pavilion

A Brief History of Rowheath Pavilion



Bournville I Spy Challenge

The Big Bournville Quiz

This event is part of Birmingham Heritage Week