We are opening our doors again on Saturday 11th September 2021 10.00am to 4.00pm to members of the public, allowing them to come and see a part of Selly Oak history and a little oasis of calm away from busy Birmingham.  Surrounded by 6 acres of landscaped gardens, Fircroft College is an Edwardian building that once belonged to George Cadbury Jnr, and his family.  

Visitors will be able to have a tour of the main building; sample some of the Fircroft food that often includes ingredients from our own gardens and is sustainably sourced and served where possible; visit stalls including plants and craft stalls and our main attraction - demonstrations by a fantastic medieval re-enactment company - Stronghold Reenactment - who will be based on our bottom field all day giving demonstrations.

Selly Oak in the Domesday Book was called Escelie and was divided into sub-manors owned by William Fitz Ansculf of Dudley along with Bartley (Green) as a sub-manor (information from https://billdargue.jimdofree.com/placenames-gazetteer-a-to-y/places-s/selly-oak/).  For this event, Stronghold will be portraying the year 1265, not long before the rebellion of Simon De Montford. See the knights and men at arms practice combat in tournaments and games.

To find out more about Bournville Heritage Day and the other fabulous venues that will be open on 11th September, go to https://www.bvt.org.uk/our-communities/bournville-heritage-open-day-2021/bournville-heritage-open-day-2021/

Free entry and visitors of all ages are welcome (all children must be accompanied by an adult).  We can't wait to see you!

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