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Selly Manor

cookie273uk

master brummie
Should not have painted this, told to rest my sprained wrist for 10 days but painting takes my mind of losing my dog AnnaSelly Manor 2012 001.JPG
 

anthea

master brummie
Eric, another very atmospheric painting, even though you have a sprained wrist ! Sorry to learn that you no longer have Anna - we all miss our lovely pets very much. Great painting Eric.

Best Wishes, Anthea.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Lovely painting Eric and I hope your wrist gets better soon?. I love how you have made the road look so icy. Jean.
 

sistersue61

master brummie
Brilliant Eric - and your wrist should be ok as long as you rest it between times, keep it elevated when you are resting it, will stop it swelling.
Sue
 
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Neville Philpott

Guest
Lovely painting, and my that corner does look treacherous...
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
That's smashing Eric. A lovely painting. The smaller building is Minworth Greaves, moved from Minworth to this site by the Cadbury's in the 1930s. And the larger building, Selly Manor, came from Bournbrook and was re- assembled here as part of the Cadbury model village development in the early 1900s. Two great pieces of Birmingham history (about 700years old) perfectly captured in your painting Eric. Viv.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Thats beautiful Eric I am going to save the picture for my granddaughter she loved her visit there. She can take it to America with her. Hope your wrist gets better soon.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
In 1870 this painting by Henry Baker shows Selly Manor as a timber and brick house. The black and white timber and plaster seems to have almost disappeared at this point, so decay must have set in. By the time the Cadbury family rescued the buildng and moved it from Bournbrooke to Bournville it would have been in a very poor state. So if it weren't for the Cadbury family I suspect this might well have become one of our many lost treasures.

The building has also gone by another name; in the 1900s it was known as Rookery Cottages. Viv.

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paul stacey

master brummie
What a marvellous old building, thank goodness for the Cadbury family, if my memory servers me right, there are quite a few things in and around Birmingham we have to thank them for saving, for prosperity. Paul
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
IMG_1417.jpg IMG_1416.jpg Two lovely paintings by Eric and Henry Baker...I found this article from the Tamworth Herald...August 1932
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks Pedrocut. How truly refreshing to read the journalist's article in the Tamworth Herald. The use of original materials where at all possible and the sympathetic use of compatible replacements if needed sets a wonderful example. If only it was an approach applied more often today. It's happening in some instances but not often enough. Viv.
 
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