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Christmas Eve sees the annual gathering on the Bournville Green for the Carols on the Green service, beginning at 6pm. A wonderful Bournville tradition stretching back over 60 years. Thousands of people gather to celebrate the imminent arrival of Christmas by singing a selection of traditional carols and listening to readings taken from the bible.
The service is organised by the B30 churches and is led by the Reverend Peter Babington from St Francis Church.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a lantern of some description to add to the atmosphere.
Do give generously after the service to the bucket collection organised by the Bournville Village Council which goes towards supporting worthy local charities.
It will, as always, take place on the Cadbury Recreation Ground, Linden Road.
Click here for more details about the Festival and how to apply for a stall either around the grounds or in the Craft Market marquee.
Despite the bad weather, thousands still flocked to this year’s Bournville Festival and were rewarded with a great Bournville day out.
The Bournville Festival has traditionally offered great all day family fun, from the craft fair, the flower show and the maypole dancers right up until the spectacular firework display just after 10pm signifying the end of the Festival.
However the Bournville Festival also raises thousands of pounds towards charities either from ticket sales or from the hosting of a wide variety of charity groups able to run their own money raising activities.
One such charity, the Macmillan Nurses, were able to raffle a chocolate plaque donated by Cadbury World showing our very own maypole dancers. This raised £140 towards their wonderful work.
Our new 2014 Festival Queen Miss Libby Handford had the great pleasure to draw the winning ticket belonging to Sarah Baker.
To see a wide range of photographs from the day click here.
The 2014 activities programme hosted at Dame Elizabeth Hall is now available as well as booking details for the Hall.
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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.
The Bournville Society has a fascinating 2014/2015 programme of events.
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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.