Bournville 1919 - 1939 - Heritage Talk

Bournville 1919 - 1939 - Heritage Talk
From 16 June 2022 at 7:00 PM
To 16 June 2022 at 8:30 PM
Cost £7 per person
Refreshments Served

Join author and expert Michael Harrison for a detailed and fascinating talk on George Cadbury's 'model village' of Bournville, as he discusses the period of development between the wars from 1919 - 1939.

By 1914 Bournville Village and the Bournville Tenants' estate were almost complete. In the inter-war period the Estate spread further afield and Public Utlilty Societies were the main agents of growth on the Bournville Estate during this period. The Weoley Hill Limited estate was established beyond the Bristol Road and the Bournville Works Housing Society development saw the Estate expanding towards the south west. As ever, housing quality, landscaping and communal facilities remained import elements of the BVT plans. There were also a number of interesting housing experiments in this inter-war period.

Dr Harrison will look at these key changes as Bournville developed from its early origins. Dr Harrison was formerly the Deputy Head of the School of Theoretical and Historical Studies in Art and Design at Birmingham City University. His full length study Bournville: Model Village to Garden Suburb was published in 1999.

This heritage talk takes place at 7pm on Thursday 16th June 2022, and lasts for about an hour and a quarter. Tickets are £7 per person and include entry to Selly Manor Museum which be open before the talk as well as complimentary tea and coffee.

Booking is essential. To book a place please call the Selly Manor Team on 0121 472 0199. The cost is £7 per person.
The talk will begin promptly so please arrive in good time at Selly Manor Museum, Maple Road, Bournville, B30 2AE.

How will we keep you safe?
The safety of our staff and visitors is very important to us. We will ensure measures are taken to keep you safe at this event. Hand washing and sanitiser stations will be available for use. Mask wearing will be advised.

The talk takes place in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves which is on the grounds floor and is wheelchair accessible. You will find detailed information about accessibility of the site on our website. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.