Weoley Hill Centenary
Weoley Hill, is one of the Bournville estates original garden villages. Join us for our centenary photographic exhibition, refreshments and wander this arts and crafts village, which is also home to BBC1’s Doctors!
Bournville’s Weoley Hill village is just over a mile walk, through beautiful parkland, from Bournville Green. Keep your eyes peeled for some of our resident wildlife including woodpeckers, ducks, geese, treecreepers and nuthatches along with butterflies, particularly by the wildflower meadow in Weoley Park Way.
The exhibition at the unique Dutch gabled, 1933, United Reformed Church includes 400 pictures of the estate over the last century. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and suggest walks along Weoley Hill, Fox Hill and Witherford Way, visiting the streets and parkways imagined by George Cadbury and Alexander Wilmot as part of their visionary approach to urban living. The surrounding area may also seem familiar as it’s home to the BBC Drama Village and the hit TV show ‘Doctors’.
For those preferring to drive, parking is available on adjoining roads and disabled parking in the church carpark.
Weoley Hill remains a vibrant community with recreational clubs including cricket, tennis and crown green bowls still going strong. The village hall, a focus of community life since 1925, continues to provide a wide range of activities and is home to the Village Council. The Village Council was founded in 1921 by George Cadbury and continues to bring together residents with an interest in working with Bournville Village Trust, Birmingham City Council and others to promote and maintain the local environment and community vision promoted by the Cadburys.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 10am–4pm
Weoley Hill United Reformed Church, Green Meadow Road, Weoley Hill, B29 4DE
Booking not required
Disabled parking available in the church carpark accessed off Green Meadow Road.