On the 24 May we held a screening of Gareth’s Moore’s Children’s Films project at Selly Manor in Bournville. Here’s a bit more about the Selly Manor:
“Selly Manor dates back to the 1300s. Court rolls of 1327 first mention it as Bournbrook’s manor house, home to local tax collectors the Jouette family. By the turn of the 20th century, the Manor had been divided into three separate homes, known as Rookery Cottages, and fallen into disrepair.
In 1907, busy establishing his vision of a Bournville village, local chocolate maker and philanthropist, George Cadbury, saved it from demolition, securing its future. He employed the architect William Alexander Harvey to oversee its dismantling and moving, to Bournville Green, one mile away. Completed in 1916, at a cost of over £6000 – equivalent to £250,000 today – Selly Manor opened as a museum the following year.”
Hollis Frampton,Surface Tension, 1968