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I wonder what motivated Bournville Village Trust to build these flats? (I assume there's a connection from the caption to picture in post 1). I realise the area would have been in desperate need of good, healthier housing by the 1900s but does anyone know what the connection was with Bournville? Were they built before the Cadbury factory moved out to Bournville i.e these flats were built to house workers at Cadbury's original Birmingham centre factory perhaps? Viv.
i don't think the BVT had any connection with this building. All their projects were to the south of the city around , if not in, bournville (I think). They have , however published several pamphlets and small books on housing iin Birmingham (When we build again (1941); Landscape & Housing development (1949); Sixty years of Planning 1940)) . I would think this picture was taken when these books were being developed, and wa spossibly included in one of them.