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Rest House Bournville

Vivienne14

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Re: Cadbury's Bournville

This Rest House in Bournville was paid for by Cadbury employees in 1913 to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of G & W Cadbury. The design is based on Yarm Market in Dunster. What happy employees they must have been to contribute to such a lovely gift.

https://images.birminghamhistory.co...userpics/10014/Bournville_Rest_House_1983.JPG

https://images.birminghamhistory.co.../userpics/10014/Bournville_RestHouse_1983.JPG

Photo was taken in 1983. Viv.

Replacement photos as originals seem to have disappeared after hacking!!
 

Vivienne14

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I've never been inside the Rest House despite having lived in Bournville and close to the Green. So, if like me, you've never seen inside, here's a description of the planned interior, the year before being built.

Interior photos very welcome. Viv.
 

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I sat outside quite a few times when at Bournville College. It was always a great place to relax and watch the world (which was far less frantic at the time) go by. The spring, with its great display of daffodils, is a fondly remembered time.
Lots of daffodils, which I consider a great welcome as winter is - hopefully retreating - out along the roadsides here and in gardens recently: they will last for a while as differing varieties and locations extend the flowering season. The flowering trees are now starting their displays.
 

Vivienne14

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A good link you've posted Janice. Had a browse of the other photos too. Worth a look everyone. But pity there aren't dates on them - or have I missed something ? Viv.
 
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