Rowheath Pavilion was built in 1924 for the Cadburys as a sports and social club for the factory workers. At the time it had 14 football pitches, 13 cricket, four hockey and two rugby, 31 tennis courts, two bowling greens, two croquet lawns, an athletics track, clock golf and a boating and fishing lake. In 1937 a modernist lido was added. After the second world war there was a decline in usage leading to the closure of many of the sports facilities and the bulldozers ready to demolish the Italianate building.
We will tell the story of how people power saved the building and created a vibrant community hub with an exhibition of the history and a tour of the parkland and playing fields.
This is event is part of Bournville Heritage Open Day on Saturday 11th September with a chance to visit a wide array of fantastic historic sites in Bournville, the garden village created by George Cadbury.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 10am–4pm
Linden Road, Birmingham, B30 1JR
Booking not required
AccessToilets and baby changing available on site. Parking available. Refreshments will be available. Partial wheelchair access and disabled parking on site.