We have been very pleased to present signed copies of the new book, "The Heydays of Selly Oak Park", which records the early history of the Park, to the following local schools:
St Mary's Church of England Primary (Lodge Hill Rd)
St Edward's Catholic Primary (Selly Park)
Tiverton Primary (Tiverton Rd)
Raddlebarn Primary (Gristhorpe Rd)
Watermill Primary (Water Mill Close)
Cherry Oak School (Frederick Rd)
The first four of these schools are mentioned in the book; the last two are newer schools, opened since 1911. Northfield Manor Primary School (Swarthmore Rd) also received a book - they have taken part in our Annual Festival football competition. Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College was also presented with a book, acknowledging the Cadbury connection with the park. Mrs. Emma Gibbins, who with her sons donated the Park to the district in 1899, was a member of the Cadbury family.
Visit our history page to read for yourself.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Many thanks to AMB Landscaping who this week installed our new bench into the play area. The bench was donated to the park out of funds raised during the 2009 visit of Robert Wilkinson's Fun Fair. We also donated a new picnic table and a new litter bin from these funds. We are sure that the new bench will be welcomed by all the parents whose children use the play area. AMB Landscaping also installed new railings at the Harborne Lane entrance and installed the bench for free as an addition to that job. Thanks also to staff at Birmingham City Council for arranging the installation.