Bournville Rowheath Pavilion
Rowheath Pavilion was built in 1924 as a sports and social club for Cadbury workers. See the exhibition or join a tour of the grounds.
The walk and exhibition will tell the story of how local people saved the building from the bulldozers.
Rowheath Pavilion was built in 1924 by 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 use leading to the closure of many of the sports facilities and the bulldozers ready to demolish the Italianate building. We’ll tell the story of how people power saved the building and created a vibrant community hub with an exhibition of the pavilion’s history and a tour of the parkland and playing fields.
This is event is part of Bournville Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14th September with a chance to visit a wide array of fantastic historic sites in Bournville, the garden village created by George Cadbury – for more details visit www.bvt.org.uk.
Date & Time
Saturday 14 Sept 2019 | 10am – 4pm
Heath Road, Bournville, B30 1HH
Booking not required
On-site disabled parking. On-site accessible toilets. Partial wheelchair access