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'Selly Manor - Bourneville'

‘Selly Manor – Bournville’

This drawing was done from a photograph I took on a trip to Cadbury World, a chocolate factory near Birmingham. We literally walked around the corner from the Cadbury car park and fell upon the quaintest little village setting. Above, Selly Manor, is one of Birmingham’s oldest buildings dating back originally to around 1300.  Around 1907 it was dismantled, as apparently it was in a bad state of repair, and relocated to its present location in Bournville, as a restoration project by George Cadbury. It now stands as a museum and tourist attraction in the village setting. A beautiful Tudor building!