Day Out: Bournville and Library of Birmingham

Just returned from a great weekend dropping Albert back at uni. Whilst there we had a look around Bournville - it was free to look around many of the buildings because it was Heritage Open weekend. Bournville is a model village for the workers of Cadbury based on higher housing and living standards with larger open spaces and free sports facilities.

This is the Rest House in the village green at Bournville, paid for by the Cadbury workers for the silver wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs Cadbury.  Can you imagine that happening these days?

We also visited Selly Manor Musuem which is a really interesting house. I love the espalier fruit trees in the garden - something I would love to grow in my own.

Back to the centre of Birmingham, we visited the Library of Birmingham which is an amazing building. I have wanted to explore it since glimpsing the roof terrace when we were in Birmingham at Christmas.

However, the main roof terrace was just a small taste of something much better...the Secret Garden a few floors above and far more secluded! The smell of the herbs was quite intoxicating.

And obviously, being a book lover, the inside of the library was like heaven for me!

Mrs Jones x


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