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Open Day for the Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland – this weekend.

Posted June 13th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments
Cannon Hill House - listed building in Birmingham Louisa Ryland
I’ve just received this from Tony Fox at Friends of Cannon Hill Park
This weekend is the EDWARDIAN OPEN HOUSE & GARDEN DAY Sat 16 June,11am-5pm, at Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland who gifted Cannon Hill and Small Heath Parks, plus B’ham Art School, and Birmingham Childrens Hospital celebrating their150th Birthday this year.
Free Cannon Hill Open House & Garden Day,
* Meet local history detectives in Edwardian dress, with display from local family households and businesses
* Birmingham Parliamentary Archives project with schools have a display on the research into Birmingham’s Suffragettes.
* Enjoy a guided tour of the Victorian house from top floor restoration to downstairs cellar rooms by the Nat Institute of Conductive Education who now use and care for it..
* Listen to the Bournville Brass Quartet and Border Brethren Morris Dance entertainment,
* find out about the life and times of Victorian benefactor and investor, Louisa Ann Ryland,
also Sir John Holder, who gifted the park at Moor Green and Playing Fields and who founded The Blues City football club, after selling his breweries to Mitchell anf Butler.
* guides to black history in the West Midlands,
* Teas and Edwardian Refreshments Marquee, * Plants,  * Games * period Bric-a-Brac
and it’s Free Entry – between 11am – 5pm this Saturday, 16 June.
Entrance off Russell Road, to Cannon Hill – car parking and disability access.

2 Responses to “Open Day for the Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland – this weekend.”

  1. Will June 15, 2012

    Definitely want to make it up tomorrow for this if poss. – descended from both Miss Ryland and Sir J.C.Holder 🙂


  2. Kathryn Knight June 14, 2012

    To clarify:- Brethren Border morris were not asked to dance at this open day as we understood it. We wish the day all the best, but unfortunately are not dancing at Moseley in Bloom until the next day, Sunday 17th June, 2pm and 3pm at the Billesley Lane allotments. It’s nice to have such great connections and invitations from the local community, and if someone asks us to dance we will usually take it up unless, as in this instance, as we explained when it was mentioned to us, we have a prior engagement it clashes with in some way. But best of luck everyone with your events! All are welcome to come and see us at the allotments on Sunday, and you can even have a go at a dance if you like (though we won’t make anyone by waving a stick at them.:) )


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