New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Some links for February 14th through to February 16th

Posted February 16th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

These are our links for February 14th through February 16th:

  • National Trust | 2010 & beyond – “This strategy means nothing less than a cultural revolution for the Trust. It demands a new mindset and a new way of working.”
  • The Cadbury legacy – take a walk around historic Bournville | Culture24 – The website Culturre24 reminds us of the history of Bournville: “Richard and George Cadbury moved their growing chocolate manufacturing business from a cramped and polluted site in Birmingham in 1879 to a rural site called Bournbrook. Bournbrook was largely farmland, but it benefited from access to the canal and railway, fresh air and space to expand. Its name was changed from Bournbrook to Bournville as French chocolate was the most fashionable at the time. Once the factory was finished, well hidden in a dip of land, the first houses were built for the key workers.”
  • Soho House and Gardens in Birmingham | Garden Design And Landscape Architecture Blog – – Tom Turner reviews Phillada Ballard, Val Loggie, Shena Mason’s book : A lost landscape – Matthew Boulton’s gardens at Soho (Phillimore & Co, Chichester, 2009 ISBN978-1-86077-563-5)]. “The book should have been a study in the early development of the picturesque. But I recommend the book to local historians and to specialist garden libraries.”

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