On Saturday I joined Mark, Michelle, Anais and Roman to visit some places of interest around Bournville which were open as part of the Heritage Open Days. The village of Bournville was of course built by George Cadbury for his workers. The first place we visited was Selly Manor which was not originally built at Bournville but is much older and was moved to its present site in 1916 by George Cadbury. It dates back to the fifteenth century.
Next stop was the Rest House which houses some little craft shops. As we came out of there we bumped into my sister Sarah who I don't get to see very often so that was a nice surprise.
Next we went to the Quaker meeting house which had an interesting poster. On the left of the picture is the fir tree which is lit up at Christmas. We usually go to the switching on of the lights and to sing carols on Christmas Eve.
Next was the school which Michelle's mom and uncle both went to and we were able to find their names in the register. Unfortunately all the tickets to visit the Carillon we gone so hopefully next time.
We also visited the church and the Bournville Experience which tells the story of Bournville and has a model of the whole village. You could smell the chocolate from the car park!
Next we drove to visit the Serbian church which was amazing (and we bumped into Sarah again).
Final stop was the yachting pool which had a good display of radio controlled model boats.
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.