Selly Manor as it looks today
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How chocolate saved a medieval Birmingham landmark from ruin

One of the oldest buildings in Birmingham is celebrating 100 years since it was saved from demolition thanks to the intervention of a chocolate magnate.

Selly Manor was rescued by George Cadbury, of the family chocolate dynasty, who said it was needed for the education of people in the city.

He had the building moved and rebuilt, and turned into a museum. The earliest records for the house date from 1476.

Pictures courtesy Bournville Village Trust/Footage courtesy British Pathé

  • 29 Feb 2016
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