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Bournville and Weoley Castle


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Bournville and Weoley Castle
Martin Hampson

In 1879 George and Richard Cadbury moved their chocolate factory from Bridge Street in the city to Bournbrook, renaming it Bournville. They developed a factory complex that became renowned for its excellent working conditions and later the model village which offered 'a small contribution to the solution of the housing problem in large cities'. In the 1930s the design and layout of the council estate of Weoley Castle was influenced by Bournville's example and in the 1950s the City Council and the Bournville Trust collaborated on the building of Shenley Fields.

Below are some links relating to Bournville and Weoley Castle

Publications from Birmingham Libraries
Publications from Birmingham Libraries
Stirchley Library
Weoley Castle Library
The History of Weoley Castle
The Weoley Collection Appeal
The Weoley Collection Photographs
Bournville: Beginnings