Chairman of his family’s chocolate making firm and former Olympic rower who became a leading expert on corporate governance.
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The Bournville Society has a fascinating 2015/2016 programme of events.
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After receiving an illustrated presentation on the history of the Estate from the Bournville Society the Institute Ramblers, founded at Birmingham’s Midland Institute in 1894, requested a Bournville walk in July.
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The gifted architect William Alexander Harvey, responsible for so many of Bournville's most iconic building designs wrote a famous book in 1906 entitled, The Model Village and its Cottages: Bournville.
It contains photos and drawings of many of those early houses as well as his unique insight into the development of Bournville.
Click here to view this historic book.
Members of the Bournville Society Committee have spent eighteen months preparing a new publication devoted to the Bournville Estate and published by Amberley Publishing Ltd. An exhaustive trawl through many major picture archives and the entire collection of Bournville Works Magazine from 1902 revealed fascinating information.
The committee has sought to use pictures which have not been widely published and many will be viewed for the first time. Each historic picture is replicated in colour by a contemporary photograph taken from the same position where possible.
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