Rowheath Pavilion (part of Bournville Heritage Open Day 2021)
See Rowheath Pavilion which was built in 1924 for the Cadburys as a sports and social club for the factory workers.
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 hockeyand 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. On HOD we'll 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.
Saturday 11 September: 09.00 - 14.30
No booking required
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
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.
Heath Road, B30 1HH Birmingham, United Kingdom