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laurence cadbury collection book front coverThe Laurence Cadbury Collection
at Selly Manor

Written by Museum Manager Daniel Callicott, this publication focuses on the outstanding contribution of Laurence Cadbury in creating a wonderful collection of early furniture, domestic objects and archives for Selly Manor. Based on original research, this book catalogues the collection with detailed historical descriptions and photographs of the objects in the collection, which date from the 16th - 19th centuries. With over 170 full colour images this is a fascinating, illuminating and colourful publication that brings this important collection to print for the first time.

The book includes a short biography of Laurence Cadbury highlighting his many achievements, including his role as Chairman of both Cadbury Brothers Ltd and Bournville Village Trust. Laurence made an important   contribution to the Friends Ambulance Unit in WWI, ran a national newspaper and explored the world in his adventurous travels.

How Laurence Cadbury acquired such an impressive collection is documented through photographs and archives, and the book describes his relationship with local antiques dealer Oliver Baker.

All proceeds from the sale of  this book will go towards the conservation and preservation of the Laurence Cadbury Collection at Selly Manor, ensuring these objects will be enjoyed by generations to come.

To purchase your copy of this book:
0121 472 0199
or visit Selly Manor Museum
Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AE

heritage pubs book cover showing interesting victorian ornate tiled pub interior

Real Heritage Pubs of the Midlands - Paul Ainsworth

UK PRICE: £5.99

  • Part of CAMRA’s popular Real Heritage Pubs series
  • Includes high quality photography illustrating featured pubs
  • First book of its kind to focus specifically on the rich pub heritage of the Midlands
  • Articles on the unique features of pubs in the East and West Midlands

About the Book
This guide will lead you to the pubs throughout the East and West Midlands that still have interiors or internal features of real historic significance. They range from rural ‘time-warp’ pubs, some with no bar counters, to ornate drinking ‘palaces’ and include some unsung interiors from the inter-war period. This is the first guide of its kind for the Midlands and it champions the need to celebrate, understand and protect the genuine pub heritage we have left.

About the Author
Paul Ainsworth is chairman of CAMRA’s Pubs Heritage Group that actively campaigns for the protection and preservation of Britain’s historic pubs.

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